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.
Instead of choosing the English taught master’s programme Politics and Society, it is also possible to choose the master’s programme Politiek en Samenleving where you follow the academic skills trainings in Dutch and write your essays and master’s thesis in Dutch.
For more information on this master, please check the programme website.
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“It’s my dream to work on a policy level promoting an international environment in education.”
“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.”
A speech by professor Jan de Roder, in which he talked about societal issues and new solutions, clinched my decision to study at this faculty.
“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
The past year the world has been dominated by the covid-19 crisis. The impact of the coronavirus on society has been huge and special measures have been taken to ensure a safe and healthy environment. We understand that in these uncertain times it is difficult to assess what the academic year looks like. These uncertainties logically raise many questions: How about safety in Maastricht? What does education look like at FASoS? What can you expect from student life? We can't give a conclusive answer to all these questions, but we can try to help you as best we can.
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