1. The Master takes stock of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in scientific research in one or more subdisciplines of political science.
2. The Master knows the most important scientific theories, approaches and concepts of political science and is able to apply these theories and concepts on practical cases.
3. The Master understands national, European and international socio-economic issues as well as the political topicality.
4. The Master understands the institutional architecture, decision making and policy of public organizations.
5. The Master is able to analyse issues of national, European or international politics in a scientific manner.
6. The Master has a critical and open view on issues of national, European or international politics.
7. The Master is able to form a well-founded opinion on issues of national, European or international politics.
8. The Master is able to tackle issues of national, European or international politics in a creative and problem-solving manner.
9. The Master is able to identify issues of national, European or international politics, to develop a research design, and to select a research method. He/she can do a theory-driven empirical analysis and is able to reflect critically on the result.
10. The Master is able to report and to communicate independently, both orally and in writing, on the analysis of an issue of national, European or international politics.
11. The Master follows contemporary political developments and is able to understand these developments based on scientific insight.