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Political Science: Global Politics

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How well will the European Union be able to withstand the rising tide of populism? How can we ensure that countries and companies tackle climate change? What influence do technological developments have on politics? 

During the Bachelor of Political Science: Global Politics at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will work on issues large and small, studying political power relations, and investigating their impact on society.

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During the Bachelor of Political Science programme at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, you will study how societies are organised politically and at what level decisions are made. You will delve into topics such as the power and powerlessness of the EU and the influence of new media. In our close-knit, yet international community, you have ample freedom to choose the scale on which you want to change the world.

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Change your world, study Political Science: Global Politics

  • The world is in the grips of the coronavirus. Borders are closing, trade has come to a standstill, and citizens are being asked to stay home as much as possible. It looks like every man for himself. What remains of globalisation? Of a united Europe? Or of joint global objectives, such as combating the climate crisis? We ask senior lecturer of International Relations, Nana de Graaff.

    Read the full article 

    COVID-19: Who are the winners and the losers in the new world order?

  • Politics is often perceived as a tough subject, and we want to change this. Politeia is a platform by and for political science students at vu Amsterdam where articles are regularly posted. This allows everyone to get acquainted with current world news and high-profile issues in an accessible way. An online platform with attention to current political events around us, from different perspectives. Politeia keeps you informed of current issues at national and international level, but also within the university.


    Visit the website: politeiamagazine.com

    Read our students’ magazine

  • In 2019 a Political Science Master student won the Faculty Johannes van der Zouwen Master Thesis Prize for the second time in a row! This time it was Vivien Laros for an excellent thesis on the indigenous Sami community and Arctic climate governance. Click here to read more about the thesis.

    Political Science wins Master Thesis Prize