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.
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!
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.
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.
New publication: Vsevolod Samokhvalov and Teodor Kalpakchiev, « Spatial Geo-Economic Strategies of Russia and China in Conflict Zones: Ukraine and Myanmar Compared », CEFIR Working Paper, N° 5, March 2018, pp. 1-30.
Throughout 2014-2017, the dominance of the global West was challenged by a series of crises in the United States of America (US), Europe and their periphery. This trend has allowed two Eurasian powers – China and Russia to further claim regional leadership and to further deepen economic and security cooperation in their respective peripheries. In contrast with the evident global power projection of the US and the European Union’s (EU) soft power of attraction, Russia and China have preferred inconspicuous methods of assertion. This working paper will investigate critically the interaction between regional integration strategies undertaken by the Euro-Atlantic community, on the one hand, as well as the response of Russia and China, on the other hand. By comparing the examples of Ukraine and Myanmar, the paper will investigate the systemic permeation and regional-shaping projects financed by Russia and China in their respective peripheries.
This fifth issue of CEFIR Working Paper 2018 is available as an attachment.
Ce cinquième numéro de CEFIR Working Paper 2018 est disponible en pièce jointe.
About the authors
Vsevolod Samokhvalov is Marie-Curie Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Liege. Vsevolod gained his PhD in International Relations from the University of Cambridge. He published extensively on regional developments in the Russian-European neighbourhood and Central Asia. His most recent book is ‘Russian-European Relations in the Balkans and the Black Sea Region: Great Power Identity and the Idea of Europe’. https://myulg.academia.edu/VsevolodSamokhvalov
Teodor Kalpakchiev is a graduate of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence for the Study of SEE at the Sofia University, the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at the University of Erfurt and the College of Europe in Natolin. He has had exchanges at the University of Novosibirsk Russia and the University of Punjab, Pakistan and taught a semester in the MBA program of the European Education Centre Business School in Yangon, Myanmar. In April 2018 he begins his PhD in Governance Institutions for Sustainability at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg within the Horizon 2020 ITN Couple.
À l’occasion de la parution de l’ouvrage "Frontières. Approche multidisciplinaire" de Liridon LIKA, Audrey WEERTS, Sophie WINTGENS et Justine...
07/03/2018 Call for papers International workshop: "Discoverability of cultural content in the digital era: actors, discourses and policies" University of Liege, 5 June 2018, Deadline is extended for March 12, 2018
21/02/2018 Conference: "10th anniversary of Kosovo’s independence: progress, challenges, and perspective of this young state", His Excellency Bernard Nikaj, the Ambassador of the Republic of Kosovo to the Kingdom of Belgium, February 21, Keynes (B31)
15/12/2017 Appel à contributions : Après-midi de recherche du Département de Science politique, « Questions d’identité(s) », Université de Liège, deadline le vendredi 15 décembre 2017
PUBLICATIONS See all the publications 28/06/2018 - 28/06/2018
Vsevolod Samokhvalov, "What Kind of ‘Other’? Identity and Russian–European Security Interaction in Eurasia", Europe-Asia Studies, June 2018, pp. 1-23.
The aim of the essay is to explain the mixed record of Russian–European interaction in the Balkans and the Black Sea region...
05/06/2018 - 05/06/2018
Kamal Bayramzadeh, "Acteurs non-étatiques et sécurité des petits Etats: le cas du Hezbollah au Liban", in Mourad Chabbi (dir.), Survivre à la globalisation, Paris, L'Harmattan, 2018, pp. 115-140
Référence complète: Kamal Bayramzadeh, "Acteurs non-étatiques et sécurité des petits Etats: le...
09/05/2018 - 09/05/2018 Vlassis, A. (2018). Partenariats transrégionaux, technologies numériques et culture: de la convergence numérique aux divergences normatives, in C., Deblock & J., Lebullenger, Les partenariats commerciaux à l'ère de l'interconnexion, Rennes, PUR.
02/05/2018 - 02/05/2018 Sebastian Santander, "Vers un accord d’association de libre-échange interrégional UE/Mercosur: mirage ou réalité ?", Christian Deblock et Joël Lebullenger, Génération TAFTA. Les nouveaux partenariats de la mondialisation, Rennes, PUR, 2018
16/03/2018 Antonios Vlassis, Recension de l'ouvrage : "Gilbert Gagné, The Trade and Culture Debate: Evidence from US Trade Agreements", Revue québecoise de droit international, n°30.1, 2017.