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Political Science: European Politics and External Relations

Universiteit van Amsterdam

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The EPER programme provides students with a thorough understanding of the politics and power of Europe in an increasingly diverse, interdependent, and multi-polar world.

It offers in-depth study of the internal and external dimensions of European politics and their interrelations. Internally, it takes a historically grounded approach to processes of European integration, democracy, and citizenship. Externally, it focuses on understanding and analyzing the power of Europe in a changing global environment, for example in relation to borders, security, trade, finance, and environmental governance.
* Do you wonder how the EU relates to other global players? How it acts upon Russian involvement in the Ukrainian crisis, deals with transatlantic relations in post-Snowden times, or engages with political transformations in the Middle East and North Africa?
* Are you interested in how the economic crisis in the eurozone affects the European Union's internal governance and its position in the world? What does deeper integration within the eurozone mean for national democracy, the risks of British exit, and relations with major trading partners like the US and China?
* Do you want to know how security threats challenge, unite and divide EU member states? Would you like to understand how the EU responds to instability in its own direct neighborhood?


2018 Full-time Wettelijk voorgeschreven € 2060 / jaar

1st year

Second semester
In the second semester students select a research project (30 ECTS credits) on a topic relevant to the field of European Politics and External Relations.
In Part I (Thesis Seminars) students focus on core theory and common substantive literature and on research design within a programme that exposes them to a range of research methods. In Part II students concentrate on writing their thesis.


All applicants are required to submit additional documents such as: proof of identity, CV, research questions and written work.

instruction modes

Lectures, seminars, study visits, independent research

job perspective

The European Politics and External Relations programme prepares you for a career in (European) policy making, diplomacy, work with a non-governmental organisation (NGO), consultancies, and businesses, as well as academia.

In the past, our students have developed careers with:

* Government ministries (in the Netherlands and other European countries)
* European institutions (such as the European Commission and the Frontex border control agency)
* International organisations (such as the OECD)
* Think tanks (such as Clingendael and the Hague Institute for Strategic Studies)
* Consultancies (like &Maes)
* As well as obtaining PhD positions (at the UvA, the European University Institute, Central European University, among others).

tuition fee

Tuition fees are adjusted annually. For up-to-date information, please see www.uva.nl/collegegeld (Dutch students) or www.uva.nl/tuition (international students).

Niveau WO
Vorm Full-time
Incompany Nee
Open inschrijving Nee
Doorlooptijd 12 maanden
Type MSc (Master of Science)
Kosten (indicatie) Tussen de €450 en €1350
Titulatuur MSc (Master of Science)
Benodigde taalkennis Engels
Gefinancierd Regering
Afronding Diploma
Credits 60