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Master of Political Science
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Model Path

Core courses: perspective on politics

12 ECTS-credits

Citizens3sp1st semester
Thijssen, Peter
Politicians3sp1st semester
Walgrave, Stefaan
Policy professionals3sp1st semester
Van Dooren, Wouter
Institutions3sp1st semester
Randour, François

Skills Lab

3 ECTS-credits

Skills Lab3sp2nd semester
Bursens, Peter

Research Design and Methods

6 ECTS-credits

Research Design Seminar6sp1st semester
De Bièvre, Dirk

choose 2 seminars from the list below - 6 ECTS-credits
enrolment for the research methods seminars is done exclusively through an online webapplication (Blackboard). The relevant information will be on Blackboard. After this enrolment procedure the student administration will add the chosen seminar to your course list.

Content Analysis3sp1st/2nd sem.
De Swert, Knut
De Vries, Philippe
Methods in Political Psychology3sp1st/2nd sem.
De Landtsheer, Christ'l
Experiments3sp1st/2nd sem.
Walgrave, Stefaan
Case Studies3sp1st/2nd sem.
Van Dam, Sylvie
Applied Statistics3sp1st/2nd sem.
Thijssen, Peter

Elective courses


Choose a total of 18 ECTS-credits from the list below

Interest Groups6sp2nd semester
Selling, Niels
European negotiation seminar6sp1st/2nd sem.
Bursens, Peter
The European Union as a Political System6sp1st semester
Bursens, Peter
International Organization6sp2nd semester
Kustermans, Jorg
Ethics in world politics6sp1st semester
Kustermans, Jorg
Seminar New Media and Politics6sp2nd semester
De Vries, Philippe
Arms Control and Proliferation6sp2nd semester
Sauer, Tom
International Political Economy6sp2nd semester
De Bièvre, Dirk
Research Internship6sp2nd semester
Van Dooren, Wouter
Media and Democratic Debate6sp1st semester
Maeseele, Pieter


Option to replace 6 ECTS-credits from the Political Science cluster

Political Economy of Development6sp2nd semester
Verpoorten, Marijke
De Weerdt, Joachim
Sociology of science and knowledge6sp2nd semester
Verschraegen, Gert
Vandermoere, Frederic
Politics of International Finance6sp2nd semester
Cassimon, Danny
City and environment (state-of-the-art)6sp1st semester
Crabbé, Ann
Oosterlynck, Stijn
Vandermoere, Frederic

Master's Thesis

15 ECTS-credits

Master Thesis15sp2nd semester