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Minor

Politics

The minor Politics offers students fundamental knowledge on political processes. It studies both political conflict and cooperation, and the exercise, control and restrictions on political power in various countries in the world. We offer a broad disciplinary base in political science and particularly focus on the subfield of Comparative Politics that studies the differences among countries in their state-society relations.

For whom?

The programme is especially attractive to students who:

  • Are interested in contemporary political developments.
  • Aspire a job in a political environment such as in journalism, at a NGO or political party, or as a campaigner or public affairs professional.

This minor is set up as a dual-language programme, which means that Dutch language students can decide to take some of the tutorials in Dutch and are allowed to write in Dutch. However, it is possible that if too few Dutch language students register for courses the Dutch language tutorials are canceled and all teaching is in English.

COURSES SEM 1 SEM 2 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 EC
  • Introduction to politics
    1—2
    12
  • Core module - comparative politics
    4—5
    12
  • Restricted-choice electives: Electives:
    1—2
    4—6
    6
  • De toekomst van links: tijd voor idealisme, radicalisme of realisme?
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    6
  • Politics, media and communication
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    6
  • Democracies, autocracies and transitions
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    6
  • Diversity, equality and justice
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    6
  • Politics in Practice
    5—6
    12
Read more in the Course Catalogue

Related Master's programmes

This minor may serve as a good preparation for academic Bachelor’s students who want to apply for admission to the Master's programme in Comparative Politics (Political Science). Always check the entry requirements of the Master’s programme you are interested in.

Entry requirements

Completed first year of a bachelor’s programme. A completed first year of applied sciences (HBO) does not grant access to the minor.

Application

International exchange students are contacted by their programme coordinator regarding enrolment. Students from Dutch universities can enrol the following way:

  • Students from other universities may enrol as a guest student in this minor programme at the UvA.
  • Fill in the application form on the minor page of the digital Course Catalogue
  • Use your student ID number to register for the course in SIS
Facts & Figures
Language of instruction English
Conditions for admission Preliminary training necessary
Starts in September