Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Development (MSc)
About the programme
This specialisation offers a structured, intensive curriculum balancing substantive and skills-oriented courses, including a number of elective seminars, plus a research thesis.
Academic and professional skills
In this one-year programme, you will acquaint yourself with the state-of-the-art in political science, follow a core course on governance and diversity in developing countries and work on your academic skills. In addition to these mandatory courses, you will be able to choose from a number of elective seminars, covering more political science subdisciplines. Under certain conditions, doing an internship is an option. A research thesis, written within a thesis seminar specific to the area of nationalism, ethnicity, and development completes the programme.
State-of-the-art in Political Science, academic and professional skills
Furthermore, you will work on your academic and professional skills, as well as acquaint yourself with the state-of-the-art in Political Science. The elective seminars cover almost all political science subdisciplines, so you can focus your education on the topics most relevant to you. Under certain conditions, doing an internship is an option. A research thesis, covering a topic of your choice, and written under personal supervision of our academic staff, completes the programme.
All courses are taught in small groups, allowing for personal contact with your fellow students, as well as your instructors.
All Political Science master’s specialisations
› International Organisation
› International Politics
› Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Development
› Dutch Politics
› Democracy and Representation
› Political Theory: Political Legitimacy and Justice