Detailed information about selected course/program
EU code
14.1 - Political Science
Mobility
2 - Master
Location
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Subject
Political Science
Course/Program
International Relations (degree programme)
Language
English
Language requirements
All students, applying to one of the English-taught programmes offered by the Graduate School of Social Sciences, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. This may be based on a TOEFL (minimum score: 88 internet test, 230 computer test, 570 paper test), IELTS (minimum score: 6.5), or Cambridge Examination (minimum scores: CAE B, CPE C)
Academic requirements
Applicants should have an academic bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in a field of Social Sciences or Economics, with at least 30 EC (European Credits) of International Development Studies courses in their previous studies (a bachelor's degree from a University outside the Netherlands should be valued at three years of Dutch University education); prior training in research methods and skills (including statistical analysis) in the social sciences of at least 30 EC.
Max available positions
30
Information
The Master's programme in International Relations (IR) provides a thorough academic grounding for students seeking a professional career in the field of international relations, as well as for those wishing to continue their studies to obtain a PhD. The philosophy of the programme is based on a broad and interdisciplinary view of international relations. The programme explores the political, economic and social dynamics of global and regional integration as well as of disintegration, from both a historical and transnational perspective. It seeks to promote a critical understanding of contemporary developments by exposing students to different theoretical perspectives and empirical methodologies. These include realist approaches, liberalism, constructivism, world systems theory and transnational historical materialism.
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Duration
12 months between Sep 1 2010 and Aug 31 2011
Contact person
Graduate School of Social Sciences (gsss@uva.nl)
Additional information
Available field for target 1, 2, 3 applicants. Before submitting an EMECW13 application, all candidates must: 1) Read and follow the instructions specified in http://www.uva.nl/emecw => 'Incoming applicants' 2) Check the instructions for this master’s application as detailed in www.uva.nl/emecw/GSSS_applications - There you will find a description of the supplementary documents that you need to submit with your EMECW13 application in order to apply for this master. Further academic requirements: Study results obtained in previous education should demonstrate that a student is able to attain and maintain a good to excellent level, especially in the field of international relations. Promising candidates with less than 30 ECTS credits may be admitted, provided they complete a preparatory semester first.