We start from the assumption that political inter-group conflict is a key driver of these interactions, which can escalate into armed conflicts, or could be managed, resolved and transformed into better cooperation.
The World Politics BA major at Leiden University examines interactions between states and non-state actors, including multinational corporations, nongovernmental organisations, civil society, diasporas and terrorist networks. Political conflict is a key driver of these interactions, which can escalate into wars and insurgencies or produce better understanding and cooperation. In short, our core concern is how to manage conflict and transform them.
Our aim is twofold: we will help you develop a deep understanding of the complexity of World Politics and to link theory and practice since many of the professors have worked as practitioners before joining LUC.
This major might be for you if you are interested in the following questions:
- How is foreign policy made?
- Will the rise of China be peaceful?
- Is the nation-state becoming irrelevant in a globalised world?
- How can peace be realised in Syria?
- Did the nuclear deal with Iran make the world a safer place?
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
- IR and Diplomacy
- Globalisation and Transnational Politics
- Peace and Conflict Studies
- Birth of the Modern World
- Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
- Nations and Nationalism
- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
DisciplinesInternational Relations Public Policy Political Science View 16 other Bachelors in Political Science in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Copy of valid passport/European ID Card
- Curriculum Vitae
- Motivation Letter Form
- Copy of most recent transcripts
- LUC Application Form
- Application fee
- Proof of English proficiency
- Recommendation Letter
International12100 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12100 EUR per year during 36 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR per year during 36 months.
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