Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? Political scientists analyse political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions. At the heart of politics lies power.
This programme offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector. You will choose a specialisation within the programme that determines the courses in the first semester. You will graduate in this specialisation in the second semester.
The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice between six specialisations:

Comparative Politics
Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics
Conflict, Power and Politics
International Political Economy
International Relations
Political Theory
For the fourth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2016 (Guide to Master's programmes).