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Political Science

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts
Course summary The one-year programme aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of political issues, studied from the perspective of one of five specialisations.
Course description In this programme you will obtain knowledge of the latest developments and research in political science. The aim is to prepare you for further academic research and/or the labour market. As an intended bridge to professional careers, the programme provides firstly, theoretical and empirical knowledge, and secondly, analytical and methodological skills. This combination leads to the capacity to learn, reflect, investigate and innovate. A combination of seminars and thesis work will provide you with a strong critical grounding in the core issues of both political science and politics. This will ensure a capacity to actively engage in explanations and evaluations of political phenomena. You will be able to choose a specialisation from a wide range of research topics, including Dutch Politics, International Relations, Comparative Politics and Democracy, Political Behaviour and Communication and Political Philosophy.
Study subjects For an overview of the subjects offered by this programme in the current year, check out the e-Prospectus: https://studiegids.leidenuniv.nl/studies/masters/p/2018-2019. The subjects can vary from year to year.
Course objectives At the end of this programme, graduates are expected to have a strong critical grounding in the core issues relevant to political science. Because of the comprehensive knowledge and critical insight in their field of study, graduates are able to formulate key questions in political science and to discover whether the current body of knowledge provides answers to these questions.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes group discussion, lecture, individual assignment, literature study, oral presentation, research, research project, research proposal, project, seminar, internship, tutorial, self study
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. See website www.unileidenmasters.nl for details.
  2. BA/BSc (with major) in Political Sciences or BA/BSc with substantial number of credits in political science or related fields (www.unileidenmasters.nl)
Language requirements
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English C2
IELTS overall band 7
TOEFL computer based 250
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Feb 2020 1 Dec 2019 15 Oct 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2083€ 17500n.a.
2020 (FT)€ 2083€ 18300n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme (LExS)

For more scholarships, visit: www.grantfinder.nl

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Contact

Contact information for the study programme

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Contact information for the institution

Studielijn Universiteit Leiden

study info

studielijn@leidenuniv.nl

Telephone number +31 (071)5271111
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