Why study Political Science - Comparative Politics programme at Radboud University
- We study the politics of reform across a wide range of social policies, targeting inequalities while seeking to learn from the best comparative work available on political parties, electoral politics, the welfare state, populism, gender equality, migration and integration.
- We are interested in uncovering the social, economic, and political causes of recent political developments, while also questioning whether they are destabilising or whether they will be accommodated into existing institutional structures.
- The Master’s programme in Political Science is accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation). The panel, consisting of international experts, concludes that the programme is rightly proud of its community spirit, which continues to benefit the programme’s achievement level and its graduates’ careers alike
Our graduates have the skills that employers want: sound research and analytical skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; and experience in working in teams and independently.
These skills and knowledge will prepare you for positions in policymaking, administration, and project management in the public and private sector, as well as in research settings. Our alumni have positions as policymakers in international organisations, political parties, government ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament and the European Commission.
Our alumni also work as consultants for profit and non-profit organisations and as researchers at think-tanks and universities. They are also employed by banks and other financial institutions and by the media.
The Master’s programme in Political Science is accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation).
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- Political Mobilisation in Contemporary Societies: Stucture, Identity and Choice
- Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics of Research
- Challenges to European Representative Democracy
- Advanced Research Methods
- The Politics of Reform
- Deliberative Democracy
- Master's Thesis in Comparative Politics
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- 12 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
- 1 April: Final deadline
- 1 July: Final deadline
DisciplinesInternational Relations Philosophy & Ethics Political Science View 56 other Masters in Philosophy & Ethics in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:
- A Bachelor’s degree in a similar (or related) field from another reserach university with a fair number of courses in your preferred specialisation. Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.
- Proficiency in English
- Due to the strong academic nature of this programme, it is essential that students have the necessary basic research skills (both quantitative and qualitative).
- Applicants with little or no Social Science Research Methodology should they first complete an (oral) examination in research methodology. The oral exam can be held in person in Nijmegen or via Skype.
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International16000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
EU/EEA2209 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
Living costs for Nijmegen
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
We have a number of scholarships available only for international Master’s students. You can find the full list, including details about eligibility requirements and how to apply, on the university's website
- Please do note, that most of these scholarships are not fully funded. The Radboud Scholarship Programme (RSP) is the only scholarship that offers both fully and partially funded scholarships.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.