12 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Political Science - Comparative Politics programme at Radboud University  will provide new insights into configurations of political power around the world. Politics is much more than elections; it’s also about grass roots mobilisation, mediatisation, and conflicts over values.

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The Political Science - Comparative Politics programme at Radboud University   provides students with strong theoretical foundations and substantive empirical knowledge in subjects such as representative and deliberative democracy, political parties, democratic reform, the welfare state, gender, and immigration policy. Our emphasis on both theory and empirical knowledge will also train you to assess the effects of proposed policy solutions. You will be prepared for a career in leading positions in both the public and private sector.

Future career opportunities

Our graduates have the skills and knowledge for positions in:

  • Policymaking, for example in international organisations or political parties
  • Project management in the public and private sector
  • Consultancy for profit and non-profit organisations
  • Researcher at a think tank or university


The Master’s programme in Political Science is accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation). 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theories of Comparative Politics: Structure, Identity and Choice
  • Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics of Research
  • Political Representation and its Challenges
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • The Politics of Reform
  • Democracy Theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The Master’s in Political Science is accessible for students with a completed Bachelor's Degree in the field of Political Science from another research university with a fair number of courses in the preferred specialisation. Your Degree must be equivalent to a Dutch research university diploma. This will be evaluated once you complete your formal application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16000 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2209 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2209 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Nijmegen

800 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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.

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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