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Study programme pre-Master's Political Science

In general, the pre-Master’s programme consists of core courses from our Bachelor’s programme, as well as courses in academic skills and methodology. Each Master’s specialisation has a specific pre-Master’s programme. Successful completion of this specific pre-Master’s will allow you to enrol in the associated Master’s specialisation. Below, you can find an overview of all pre-Master's options.


  • Dutch Research University students

    This pre-Master's programme is for Dutch students who have completed (or are in the process of completing) a Bachelor's programme in a different field of study than Politicologie. Together with a completed Bachelor's this pre-Master's gives access to the Master's of Political Science.

    Curriculum Dutch Research University students
  • Dutch HBO students

    The programme for Dutch HBO students will be determined per student on the basis of their previous education with a maximum of 60 ECTS. You can choose between the general pre-Master's programme or a programme specific to International Political Economy.

    Curriculum Dutch HBO students
  • International students

    The pre-Master’s programme is a one-year programme (60 EC’s) especially designed to bridge the gap between your prior education and our Master’s in Political Science.

    Curriculum International students
  • Preparatory minor

    It is not possible for HBO students to be admitted directly to a Master’s programme. First, they must participate in a pre-Master’s programme that will provide them with the basic scientific knowledge and academic skills at the level of a university Bachelor’s programme. Successful, motivated HBO students can take a maximum of five courses in advance from the pre-Master's programme. This will reduce the costs of the pre-Master’s programme to be taken later.

    Curriculum Preparatory minor

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