What is the meaning of citizenship in modern culture? What is the value of democracy? What does today's sociopolitical atmosphere mean for the future of liberty itself? Given the current international backdrop of cultural conflicts, political strife and radical new technologies, a thorough understanding of such issues is more urgently needed than ever. In the master's programme in Politics and Society, you will gain insight into how culture has become a source of concern and conflict in the national and international political arenas. You will also explore the different professional roles a student of politics and society can play in political organisations, in the media or in think tanks.
You will get an MA in Arts and Culture with a specialisation in Politics and Society.
All teaching materials are provided in English and students are attending English-taught lectures and tutorials. However, the programme will also offer you the possibility to write your exams, papers and thesis in Dutch if you are a Dutch-native speaker.
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Jorn Meijers is from the Netherlands, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Arts and Culture from FASoS and decided to stay in Maastricht for the master’s programme in Politics and Society. “What I really like about FASoS and the PBL method at Maastricht University, is the interdisciplinary approach. During my bachelor’s I acquired a really broad perspective of the world, which I wanted to build on in a master’s. Since I’m very interested in politics I chose this particular master’s programme. It adds the historic perspective as well as the specific political perspective I was looking for. What I really like about the programme is that there is ample room for your personal interests, for example in choosing topics for the many papers we have to write. The fact that it’s a one-year master with an internship option was also a deciding factor for me. My programme is very small with only 14 students, coming from all over the world and from many different backgrounds. As a result, our political debates are very lively indeed!”
“I’m a very engaged and committed person. This programme gives me all the tools I need to carve out a career in politics, at whatever level I eventually choose.”
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“I love taking an active part in the philosophical debate about the bigger issues in the world.”
This programme provides a very good way to combine arts and politics, which are my biggest passions
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