Political Science

Within the Political Science master’s programme you can specialise in International Organisation or study Political Science in a broader context.

Please note that until February 2017, you can apply for two specialisations: Political Science and International Organisation, as well as for our Research Master. The remaining specialisations listed here start in September 2017.

It’s all about choice

Choice is at the very heart of politics. War or peace, left or right, liberty or security, sovereignty or integration, consensus or conflict—choices matter. Choice is also key to your education. Choose an intellectually challenging programme in which you develop your knowledge and expertise in the study of politics. If you wish, you can opt for an internship. And you can design your own thesis project, based on your own needs and interests. Choose a respected, selective programme that fits your future ambitions. Choose the MSc programme in Political Science at Leiden University.

By doing an MSc in Political Science in Leiden or The Hague, you will benefit from an advanced grounding in the fundamentals of political analysis and advanced training in essential academic and professional skills. There are six specialisations and two cities from which to choose:

In addition, we offer a two-year programme focusing on skill development and the ability to conduct independent research:

Why Political Science at Leiden University?

  • Leiden’s Institute of Political Science is one of the largest political science departments in Europe. It accommodates a wide range of (sub)disciplines and research interests.
  • Your lecturers are high ranking specialists in their field.
  • All courses are taught in small groups, allowing for personal contact with your fellow students, as well as your instructors.
  • The specialisations offer you a chance to explore topics in-depth that best suit your preferences.
  • Besides studying interesting themes, you will also familiarise yourself with the state-of-the-art in social and political science literature and research skills.
  • The city of Leiden is a popular student city, with attractive sights and a lively atmosphere. The city of The Hague harbours the main national political institutions of the Netherlands and many international organisations. Both propose a wide variety of cultural, sports and leisure activities.

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Master details

  • Dit is een afstudeerrichting van: Political Science
  • Graad Master of Science in Political Science
  • Onderwijsvorm Full-time
  • Duur 1 year
  • Start September, February
  • Taal English
  • Vestigingsplaats Leiden
  • Croho/isatcode 60203

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