European Politics and External Relations (Political Science)

European Politics and External Relations (Political Science)

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: 1 April
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September
International tuition: €16,335
Domestic tuition: €2,083

Program overview

The European Politics and External Relations 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 analysing the power of Europe in a changing global environment, for example in relation to borders, security, conflicts, trade, finance and environmental governance.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



The number of available places is limited to 35 students per year. If more qualified students apply than there are places available, candidates with the most convincing academic standing are selected. This is based on: Previous study results The relevance of previous studies Previous knowledge of social sciences research methodology Motivation Job experience Previously written academic work.

Career opportunities

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).