Global Politics & Political Affairs
Get the keys to grasp current global trends and act upon them.
In order to train specialists with the skills required to understand the issues of the modern world, the Department of Political Science at the University of Liege o?ers a one-year Master’s programme in Political Science taught entirely in English.
This Master’s programme aims to provide advanced knowledge, tools and methods to analyse and understand all aspects of local and global politics: from evolution to stakes, political actors, degrees of interaction and levels of decision making. The purpose of this programme is to better understand how our institutions work and to appreciate today’s world in all its complexity.
Global Politics & Political Affairs
The University of Liège offers a new one-year Master's programme in political science taught entirely in English. Get the keys to grasp current global trends and act upon them!
A programme taught exclusively in English
The range of master’s programmes o?ered by the Department of Political Science is comprehensive: Public Administration, International Relations, European Policies, and joint programmes with partner abroad and this 60 credits programme in English. If students are required to follow complementary courses, these are also taught in English.
Participatory and multi-faceted teaching methods
A variety of teaching modalities are employed. These include lectures, group work, plenary discussions, debates, student presentations, visits to EU institutions, and presentations by renowned external speakers. The goal is to diversify learning activities, promote interactivity, develop critical thinking and meet students’ expectations. A graduate thesis based on a research topic is required to complete the programme. The thesis is to be written and presented in English.
Democracy in America
European Economic Governance
Final dissertation and preparatory seminar
Choose 1 course from the following
International Relations of the European Union (odd years)
Contemporary theories of public administration (even years)
Choose 5 courses from the following
Law and Practice of International Organizations
South Asia in International Relations (even years)
Human Rights Law
Cybercrime (even years)
Introduction to the Laws of War
Strategic Stakes in Globalisation
European Immigration Policy
Foreign Policy Analysis: Theories, Methods and Case Studies (odd years)
The Transformations of the Welfare State
International Strategic Trade Control Regimes
Science, Technology and Innovation policies
International Relations Organizations
Many career opportunities exist for students with a degree in Political science from the University of Liège, in Belgium as well as abroad. Their employability rate is excellent: over 90% of them fnd a job within a year. The programme in Political science trains future executives in public services and companies.
The English programme also prepares students for international careers (diplomacy, lobbying, international organizations, NGOs, political journalism) and for positions in the private sector (banks, insurance companies) as well as in civil society. Power, democracy, globalisation, Europe’s in?uence in global governance, migration, human rights, cybercriminality, con?ict... These subjects are in the news on a daily basis.
Students may be o?ered a position in the programme subsequent to an assessment of their academic record. The length of the program is typically one year, but may exceed this if the student needs to take additional courses to complete their studies. Those complementary courses are designed to assist the student in the development of their Master’s work, especially in the development of their fnal paper. These courses cover a broad array of subjects, including theory and methodology of political science, and aim to prepare the student for the Master. The Master’s programme is suited for those interested in improving their skills in Political Science. It is also a good option for sociologists, historians, journalists, criminologists and economists.
Belgium today, enabled me to connect myself with a globalized society. In order to pursue my passion in this feld as well as in I have lived in Germany and Norway as well as in my home country Bosnia and Herzegovina. Being part of these societies, including international relations and global politics, I realised that this Master’s programme would be an excellent opportunity to shape my interest towards the understanding of how global society functions. Moreover, the share of international students coming from all corners of the world and the variety of courses the programme o?ers is a perfect match to excel not only in academics but also in developing new networks which might lead to creating new opportunities and projects. Irma Botic, Student.