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Political Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #40 (BCR) Amsterdam, Netherlands
In the Bachelor’s in Political Science from University of Amsterdam, you study the urgent issues that the world faces, including migration and economic crises, terrorist threats, rising populism and xenophobia, and polarisation in society. At the same time, you also explore possible solutions. 
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Overview

Politics is how communities settle their differences and achieve their goals. As a result, politics is everywhere and at all levels from the local to the global. 

Why study this program ?

The Political Science from University of Amsterdam offers a broad orientation in International Relations, Political Economy, Public Policy and Governance, Comparative Politics and Political Theory. 

In the third year, you can specialise by choosing courses on International Organisations, Security, Conflict, Islam and Globalisation, and The Rise of Populism in the United States and Europe, or by focusing on regions such as Latin America and Asia. 

Because you can choose courses for 30 ECTS credits in your programme, you can enrol in a minor such as Conflict Studies, Gender and Sexuality, and Middle Eastern Studies. However, you can also earn these 30 credits by studying abroad or learning a foreign language at the UvA or another Dutch university. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specialisations:

  • International Relations
  • Comparative Politics
  • Public Policy and Governance
  • Political Theory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

You are more likely to be successful in your studies, if you chose the right discipline. Therefore, UvA Matching is an essential part of your enrollment in a Bachelor’s programme. Through Matching, you familiarize yourself with the programme, before it begins. Participation in UvA Matching is mandatory for all students.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Amsterdam

  • 1000 - 1500 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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