Political Science (Campus The Hague), 2010-2011

Competency Requirements

This information does not apply to former Campus The Hague Political Science bachelors.

The Master Political Science Admission Committee requests that applicants demonstrate competency in several sub-fields of Political Science and in Research Design & Measurement in the Social Sciences. You can find the specific competency requirements that were assigned to you on your Statement of Admission.

As regards the Research Design and Measurement in the Social Sciences, competency should be demonstrated by completing the conversion course Research Design & Measurement in the Social Sciences. This conversion course will be offered by the Institute of Political Science and may be followed along with courses from the regular Master of Science programme. The full conversion course comprises 5 ECTS. This conversion course is not part of the regular curriculum of the Master of Science programme. Information on its contents and schedule is displayed in the course description .

As for the other sub-fields of Political Science competency should be demonstrated by taking an exam on the basis of a literature list (self study). Examination is either by oral or by written exam.

Examination

Exams take place on 7, 8, 9 or 10th of September 2010.

Re-examinations take place on 17, 18 or 19th of January 2011.

Students must contact the professor (see below) for the specific time and place of the exam. Please note that it is the responsibility of the student to arrange the appointment for the exam (and re-examination) on the dates mentioned above.

Competency requirement: Comparative Politics
Teacher: Prof. Dr. I. van Biezen
Mail address: i.c.van.biezen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self-study of the following literature:
Gallagher, Laver en Mair (2006). Representative Government in Modern Europe. McGraw Hill, 4e ed.

Competency requirement: Dutch Politics
Teacher: Dr. K. Vossen
Mail address: kvossen@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self-study of the following literature:
R.B. Andeweg & G.A. Irwin, Governance and Politics in the Netherlands. London/New York, 2009 (3e druk)

Competency requirement: International Politics
Teacher: Dr. L. Seymour
Mail address: seymourljm@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self-study of the following literature:
Christian Reus-Smit and Duncan Snidal (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of International Relations, Oxford University Press, 2008; Chapters 1, 7, 11, 15, 17, 42.

Competency requirement: Political Psychology
Teacher: Prof. Dr. R.B. Andeweg
Mail address: andeweg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self-study of the following literature:
Cottam, M. L. and B. Dietz-Uhler, E. Mastors, Th. Preston (eds.) (2004), Introduction to Political Psychology, Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum, ISBN 0.8058.3770.1

Competency requirement: Political Philosophy
Teacher: Dr. P. Nieuwenburg
Mail address: pnieuwenburg@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self study of the following literature:
John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, Cambridge (MA): Harvard University Press, 1971; Chapters 1-3; chapter 4, sections 33-5; 39; 40; chapter 7,sections 66-7; chapter 8, section 77; chapter 9, sections 78-9; 82;85-6.

Competency requirement: European Integration
Teacher: Dr. H.V. Vollaard
Mail address: vollaard@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self study of the following literature:
M. Cini (ed.), European Union Politics. Oxford University Press.

Competency requirement: Rational Choice Theory
Teacher: Dr. H. Pellikaan
Mail address: pellikaan@fsw.leidenuniv.nl

Self-study of the following literature:
Andrew Hindmoor (2006) Rational Choice. Palgrave Macmillan: Political Analysis serie

Start September

Successful completion of the Master programme in Political Science involves two compulsory courses (‘State of the Art’ and ‘Theories and Methods’), three optional seminars and the completion of the Master’s thesis.

Please note that all courses will take place at a new location of Campus The Hague (at which you also need to be able to show your student card or ID):

Stichthage (is located on top of the Central Station)
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
13th floor (take the escalator (moving staircase) in the Central Station up to the reception (on the left!) and then take the elevator to the 13th floor)

Registration for the master seminars takes place through USIS. For the seminar in block I students can register from Monday 16 August till Monday 30 August.

Registration for seminars in later blocks abide to the following deadlines:
Block 2: registration opened Monday 11th of October till Monday 25th of October
Block 3: registration opened Monday 10th of January till Monday 24th of January

Please note that seminars have a maximum number of students, so make sure to register in a timely manner. If fewer than 5 students register for a seminar, we cannot guarantee that it will take place.

If you encounter any difficulties or have any questions about registration for the seminars, please contact the secretariat at 071-5273950 (Monday-Thursday) or via e-mail: onderwijspol@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

This information is subject to change. Please check the Political Science website regularly before the start of the new academic year.

Start Februari

Successful completion of the February 2011- programme Master Political Science involves ‘State of the Art’ and ‘Theories and Methods’, three seminars and the completion of the Master’s thesis.

Below you find the courses of the first semester (February till June). The seminar course in the 2nd semester (September- January) will be announced in August 2011.

Please note that all courses will take place at a new location of Campus The Hague (at which you need to be able to show your student card or ID):

Stichthage (is located on top of the Central Station)
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA Den Haag
13th floor (take the escalator (moving staircase) in the Central Station up to the reception (on the left!) and then take the elevator to the 13th floor)

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