Students who have not passed the course Conflict and Cooperation: Classics will have to successfully complete the course Great Debates in Political Science. Students from the February intake complete the mandatory courses Classics i.e. Great Debates and Skills in the Spring semester of that academic year.
Students from the International Organisation specialisation in Leiden who have not passed the core course Dynamics of International Organisation will have to successfully complete the core course Dynamics of International Organisation within the specialisation International Organisation that is offered in The Hague as of September 2017.
The Master Political Science offers two core modules:
Conflict and Cooperation: Classics will address contemporary political conflict, the philosophical approaches to political conflict and the nature and effectiveness of political institutions in resolving political conflict. Major classic works in political science will be studied. Advanced Academic and Professional Skills aims at advancing the skills for various professions at an academic level, such as policy advisor, civil servant, or political assistant, whether in NGOs, interest groups, political parties or government and international agencies. The seminar will focus on oral skills and written skills, which will be applied during the classes.
Specialization through Choice: Build your own Profile
The master program allows students to specialize through their own choices of seminars (subject to availability). Students will gain advanced knowledge on a variety of empirical or normative approaches in political science. Seminar topics range from human rights, conflict management, distributive justice to political conflict and the media to elections and coalitions in a national context. Students may opt to complete the program with a thesis or an internship which includes a substantive research report.
The teachers that are mentioned in each course are appointed by the Board of Examiners to conduct examinations.
The Department expects the highest scholarly effort and achievement from students. Students’ academic work will be evaluated per assignment and per course. This includes both oral and written assignments. Timely completion of degree requirements is expected.
More information on grading, graduation and other information can be found on the website of Political Science.
More information on the entry requirements of the programme can be found on Masters in Leiden.
More information about a variety of subjects can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page.
Please contact the Student Services Center Faculty of Social Science for administrative affairs such as a certified transcript or a statement of registration.