Political Science: International Relations
'Students are given true freedom in the selection of their topic, and are also stimulated to developed original claims.'
'Entering the second semester, I started working on my Master’s thesis. My thesis is about EU foreign policy in the Southern Mediterranean, in the specific context of the victory of a set of Islamist political parties following the Arab revolutions. The great thing about the way in which the UvA approaches thesis-writing, is its flexibility. Students are given true freedom in the selection of their topic, and are also stimulated to developed original claims. There are usually weekly meeting with thesis supervisors, which follow your work and comment on its development. For more individual supervision, supervisors can also be reached electronically.' - Romana Michelon
'UvA is not only a well-known and highly-respected school in the field of Social Sciences, but it also provides a different perspective on the study of International Relations.’
'UvA is not only a well-known and highly-respected school in the field of Social Sciences, but it also provides a different perspective on the study of International Relations, which is what I was originally drawn to. I believe it is essential to study such a complex subject from different angles and my experience at UvA has certainly allowed me to do that. I had the opportunity to study under four professors, each from a different country, from a different academic and research background, with different areas of interest. For any student, such an atmosphere is anything but boring! It allowed me to explore my own views on the subject and eventually to focus on a specific topic I always wanted to explore in more detail.' - Lucia Kovacikova
'I am keen to pursue a career beyond the conventional legal path'
'I wrote my Bachelor’s thesis on the compatibility of international human rights law and Islamic law regarding freedom of expression., Iand in the course of my research I consistently came across issues of compliance and international cooperation. This sparked my interest in international politics and the use of law as a political tool, and led to my decision to pursue a Master’s degree in International Relations.' - Linda Mullan
‘I made my choice for the master International Relations after completing my Bachelor Political Science during my exchange in Sydney.'
'This was an obvious choice as I had specialised in International Relations during my Bachelor and the master electives on offer also appealed to me. Due to my far-reaching interests in international political dynamics, diplomacy and International Political Economy, this was a logical next step.'- Jorn Poldermans