Master's programmes

The Faculty of Social Sciences at the VU University Amsterdam currently offers Master's programmes taught in both English and Dutch. There are seven International Master's programmes:

Culture organization and management 2Culture, Organization and Management
Explore key issues of culture and identity in the ever-changing world of management and organizations.
Political science 2Political Science: European Public Policy
Study the key issues of multi-level governance and European politics within the context of interrelated disciplinary traditions.
Political science 2Political Science: Global Environmental Governance
Environmental Governance is one of the great challenges humankind is facing today: how to organise the co-evolution of societies and their surrounding environment.
Political science 2Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
Seek to understand the contradictory dynamic of the ongoing globalization process.
Social and cultural anthropology 2Social and Cultural Anthropology
Explore one of today’s most pressing questions: how do people deal with the challenge of fundamental human insecurity and accelerating globalization?
Societal Resilience

Societal Resilience (Research)
How does society deal with complex global problems like aging and migration? How do communities bounce back after tragic events? Big questions require big answers, utilizing big data. This two-year research master's programme identifies, investigates and develops solutions for broad social issues, using qualitative and quantitative methods to analyze big and small data.

Interfaculty Master's programmes

Law and International Security 2LLM in Law and Politics of International Security
Understand international law in its political context. Study the interaction between international legal institutions and international politics.

Dutch Master's programmes

For the following Dutch language Master’s programmes, more information can be found on our Dutch website.