Research Project Political Science


Course Objective

Application – The student has acquired the competences to:
(1) to analyze and interpret political data and evaluate the quality,
validity and usefullness of political science research findings.

Making judgements – The student is able to:
(2) demonstrate a critical attitude towards political science literature
and established points of view;
(3) demonstrate intellectual integrity and the ability to be

Communication – The student has acquired the skills to:
(4) successfully carry out a limited group research project, applying
and refining academic, writing and research skills aquired before;
(5) write a group research paper according to the Political Science
Writing Guide, and demonstrate their ability to clearly communicate
their research findings and the acquired political science knowledge.

Learning skills – The student has acquired the skills to:
(6) to work in a team and contribute to a group product.

Course Content

This seminar will require students to apply at a more advanced level the
academic and research skills they have already acquired within the
first year of political science for political science bachelor students
or in their own bachelor's for those who follow the minor political
science, and apply these skills to a small research project of their
own, to be carried out in a small group. The research project will have
to address a relevant question pertaining to the content of either of
two parallel courses followed in period 2 (EU Governance in an
International Context and Global Political Economy in the track Mondiale
Politiek or Economie van Markt & Overheid in Nationale Politiek en
Bestuur). Class attendence is mandatory.

Teaching Methods


Method of Assessment

Written assignments; class participation.


To be announced in the course manual (see CANVAS).

Target Audience

2nd year bachelor students in Political Science; Students in the Minor
Political Science.
Also open as an elective course for VU-students and Exchange Students.

Custom Course Registration

In this course you can not enroll yourself for the tutorials, but you will be assigned by the course coordinator. At the latest in the first week of the course you will find to which tutorial you are assigned in your personal schedule in VUnet. Note: You do have to register for the course, with the corresponding parts!

General Information

Course Code S_RPPS
Credits 6 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 300
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Social Sciences
Course Coordinator N. Onopriychuk MSc
Examiner N. Onopriychuk MSc
Teaching Staff K.E. Rinaldi Doligez
N. Onopriychuk MSc

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Study-group*

*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.

Target audiences

This course is also available as: