Research course (will run subject to approval)

Political Science and Public Administration

Institution
Leiden University · Social and Behavioural Sciences
Qualifications
MSc by research

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/political-science-and-public-administration-research/en/introduction

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Political Science and Public Administration (research) Specialisations

A unique, two-year master’s programme designed for students willing to challenge themselves and take their studies to the next level: this is the Research Master’s (MSc) in Political Science and Public Administration. The programme offers you unsurpassed and thorough academic training that will provide useful no matter what your future career intentions are. A strong focus on skill development and the ability to conduct independent research is at the core of this research master’s.

The programme distinguishes between four types of courses: substantive courses, methodological courses, advanced research seminars and finally thesis preparation in the Thesis Laboratory.

The programme features a selection of two specialisations: Political Science or Public Administration. While each course or seminar within the specialisations deals with a specific topic or field of research, the programme grants you considerable freedom to pursue your own specific interests. Regardless of the choice of specialisation, you will attend several courses on the philosophy of science and courses on both qualitative and quantitative methods of research. In addition, there are specific courses aimed to enhance skills such as presentation and reporting.
The end product of the programme is a thesis meeting the criteria for publication in a scholarly journal, as well as a proposal for further research that conforms to the standard criteria of funding agencies.

Two Specialisations
Students can choose from two specialisations (tracks: Political Science or Public Administration). Please indicate your track of choice on the application form.

Qualification and course duration

MSc by research

full time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
International Studyline Team
Email
study@bb.leidenuniv.nl