Parties, Parliaments and Democracy (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.
Wouter Veenendaal: courses address real world themes
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In this one-year programme, you will acquaint yourself with the state-of-the-art in political science, follow a core course on political parties and democracy 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 political parties and representation completes the programme.
All courses are taught in small groups, allowing for personal contact with your fellow students, as well as your instructors.