Miron van Wijngeerden, student Politics and Society

Because of this Master's programme, I gained a good, analytical and critical understanding of the interplay between politics and society
Miron van Wijngeerden

After obtaining my Bachelor Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, I took a gap year to think about which Master I wanted to pursue. That year I did an internship at a political party, which I really enjoyed, and it made me aware of my curiosity about politics. A lot of political sciences Masters focus mainly on the political domain, but my main interest is on the interaction between politics and society.  Why do people vote on certain parties? Why do some groups have a lot of political trust and some not?  And how does this affect politicians and governments? When I read about the Master Politics & Society, I knew this was the one for me! 

I really enjoyed the Master’s programme, because we discussed interesting topics. Furthermore, I gained a good, analytical and critical understanding of the interplay between politics and society. The courses are well-structured, building up to a more in-depth knowledge. The nice staff of the programme was really helpful and motivated to learn our small group of students a lot. In addition, they were open to our feedback on the programme, leading to a valuable interaction between staff and students.