- a bachelor’s degree in social sciences, the humanities, law, or economics;
- a bachelor obtained at an academic university, equivalent to a Dutch university bachelor’s degree, or students can demonstrate that they meet the requirements for such a degree;
- a clear affinity with and specific knowledge of International Relations, specifically in the area of International Studies as demonstrated in a research proposal:
- a thorough proficiency in English: IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 570/250/88-90 evidenced by an appropriate test.
This requirement does not apply if you have:
- completed your education in Canada, USA, UK, Ireland, New Zealand or Australia, or
- an International Baccalaureate
- a Dutch VWO diploma
The Board of Examiners can advise or oblige students to take on additional reading in preparation for specific optional courses, depending on the student’s prior training and background.
Please note that all prospective students need to apply for admission.
Students are strongly advised to have read the following titles, before starting the MA programme:
- J. Baylis, S. Smith, P. Owens (eds.), The Globalization of World Politics. An Introduction to International Relations. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008 (4th edition).
- A. Hurrel, On Global Order. Power, Values, and the Constitution of International Society. New York: Oxford University Press, 2008.
- M. Nayak and E. Selbin, Decentering International Relations. London: Zed Books, 2010.
- J. Ravenhill, Global Political Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011 (3rd edition).