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EU code
14.1 - Political Science
2 - Master
University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Political Science
International Relations (degree programme)
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.
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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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12 months between Sep 1 2010 and Aug 31 2011
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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 => 'Incoming applicants' 2) Check the instructions for this master’s application as detailed in - 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.