Objectives

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Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Master Political Science
 
Knowledge and insight
1. the master in political science has a profound knowledge of concepts and important theories from one or more subdomains of political science (local, national, and international politics; and/or European institutions and society; and/or political analysis, theory, and philosophy) and can place these in the international political science literature,
2. the master in political science has a profound understanding of the methodological and theoretical complexities of research performed in one of these subdomains: policy evaluation, discourse analysis, normative analysis, international relations, qualitative analysis, comparative methods, quantitative data analysis.
 
Skills
3. the master in political science can observe and understand developments in one or more subdomains of political science (local, national, and international politics; and/or European institutions and society; and/or political analysis, theory, and philosophy) independently,
4. the master in political science can use political science terminology to capture societal change and problems and translate these into a political science research questions; (s)he can do this independently,
5. the master in political science can choose the appropriate methods to answer political science research questions independently,
6. the master in political science can construct a research design and identify the necessary steps in a research plan independently,
7. the master in political science can execute a research design to answer a political science research question in a scientific manner independently,
8. the master in political science can analyse concrete cases because (s)he has a profound understanding of the workings of institutions and processes of policy- and decision-making,
9. the master in political science can reflect critically on the international political science literature and take a position with regards to it,
10. the master in political science can reflect independently on current political problems and policy developments in an analytical, nuanced and critical manner,
11. the master in political science can, independently, write up his/her research in a report and (s)he can communicate the results orally to peers in an intelligible yet scientific manner,
 
12. the master in political science can, independently and based on his/her own research, develop a multi-faceted argument and formulate and defend a well-considered point of view,
13. the master in political science can reflect critically on his/her political science research and considers critical remarks of peers in a constructive manner.
 
Attitudes
14. the master in political science does not allow political dogmas or philosophical worldviews to influence his/her research,
15. the master in political science approaches the intellectual property of others conscientiously,
16. the master in political science can use his/her profound understanding of political science to critically assess stereotypes, clichés, and rash generalisations.

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Academic plans

In the context of this programme, the following academic plans are offered:

Standaard traject (Ad hoc: the composition of this study plan is determined individually)

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