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Masters in Political Science: Global Environmental Governance

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
September 2020
Application deadline: 01 April 2020
2,143 EUR excl. VAT

Program description

Study a Masters in Global Environmental Governance in Amsterdam

Are you interested in international and European politics, environmental governance and policy making? Then welcome to the Master’s in Political Science! You will become acquainted with current academic research in the field of political science, while exploring a specialization of your choice and learning about the most important research traditions, theories and approaches. The Global Environmental Governance Program has been developed and is taught by an internationally renowned team with an extensive international network. Approximately 25% of VU's students come from abroad.

Political Science Curriculum

The program has a unique cumulative structure, in which you continue to specialize month by month. You start the first semester with two basic courses in the major sub-disciplines of the field: International Relations and Comparative Politics (or Public Administration for the Policy and Politics specialization). In smaller groups, you then focus on contemporary issues and approaches within your specialization as well as a selected issues course from one of the other specializations.

In the final phase of the program, you concentrate exclusively on your own specialization with a workshop and your individual Master’s thesis. This Master’s therefore provides you with a solid foundation in all aspects of Political Science, as well as a clear specialization. Throughout the program, you benefit from highly interactive tutorials, workshops and intensive individual supervision.

Why choose this program?

The development of human civilization and industrial growth has left almost no species, country or part of the ocean untouched. Politicians and policy makers have to cooperate with multinationals, organizations and scientists to confront international environmental problems. In this specialization you will engage with the political aspects and implications of topics such as climate change, sustainability and nature. You will familiarize yourself with current research and learn about the most important research traditions and approaches related to international environmental politics.

Tuition fees

The cost of this program for students of EU/EEA countries is €2,060.

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (‘VU Amsterdam’) is an internationally renowned research university founded in 1880. The university offers over 170 English-taught programmes at Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD level to more than 24,000 students from all over the world. Students and staff...

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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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1081 HV Amsterdam
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