Master’s in Political Science

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Objectives of the programme: train researchers and experts

In this Masters programme an internationally recognized team of academics provides training through research.  The programme is specifically geared towards students interested in academic careers (research and teaching), but also caters to those considering careers as experts in public or private international organizations, general entrance exams for international or European public service, and diplomatic careers.  

Structure of the programme

An internationally recognized team of academics provides research through training in this Masters programme.  The two-year Masters programme provides comprehensive high-level training in the basics, theory and methodology. 

Students must choose a specialty from the three main sub-disciplines of political science:

Within each specialty they study the “fundamentals”, which are mandatory for all and provide the key methodological and epistemological elements to develop a solid command of the subject matter.  Students also attend specialized courses in the priority areas for each sub-discipline.  In the last semester of their second year, students must write a research paper demonstrating their ability to organize their knowledge, to investigate an issue, and to address it in a coherent and informed argument.

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