12 months
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16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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About

This Political Science - International Relations programme offered at Radboud University trains you to understand vital decision-making processes in a variety of themes, such as security crises, international conflict and cooperation, comparative regionalism, global trade and finance, and global justice, human rights and development. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Why study the Political Science - International Relations programme offered at Radboud University

  • Our students are challenged to look beyond the daily news and to disentangle deeper global structures of power that underlie the causes and outcomes of global conflicts. The programme provides students with an overview of characteristic patterns, mechanisms and normative assessments of post-Cold War conflicts. Students acquire the tools to describe the nature of war and conflict in the 21st century by investigating who the relevant actors are, the strategies these actors predominantly use, and the extent to which the dynamics of violent conflicts differ from wars in the previous centuries.
  • We study how political choices are legitimised, discussing the power of persuasion, the role of norms and the impact of identity.
  • 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 

Career prospects

Our alumni have positions as policy-makers 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 employed by banks and other financial institutions and by the media. This is because our graduates have the skills that employers want, namely sound research and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working both in teams and independently.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Debates in International Relations Theory
  • Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics of Research
  • Cooperation and Conflict in the 21st Century
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Global Political Economy
  • Just War Theory
  • Master's Thesis in International Relations

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

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 must 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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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.

Funding

  • 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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