This specialisation focuses on the interplay of international rules and institutions, non-governmental organisations, and national governments in light of today’s most pressing issues of security and prosperity.
Please note that this specialisation is currently being taught in Leiden. As of September 2017, lectures and other study activities will take place in Leiden University’s facilities in The Hague.
Do you want to deepen your knowledge of international relations and global governance? Are you interested in the dynamics of inter-governmental cooperation and institution building? Do contemporary security issues such as the spread of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and the emergence of new great powers have your attention? This programme is designed for you: it combines substantive courses in political science and international politics with skills-oriented courses on policy analysis, monitoring, and evaluation.
You study in one of the most highly ranked departments of political science in Europe. Your lecturers are scholars from many different countries, with expertise in all areas of international politics. Several staff members have practical experience in foreign policy formation, diplomacy, and international organisations. You will be based in The Hague, the political capital of The Netherlands and home to many important international organisations, including European Union and United Nations agencies, treaty organisations, and prominent non-governmental organisations. The Hague has a vibrant student and cultural life and is beautifully situated near beach and sea.