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Political Science - International Relations

M.Sc.
12 months
Duration
11471 EUR/year
2143 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. 

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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

Radboud University will still consider EU/EEA applications until 1 July, but may not be able to offer assistance with accommodation.

Language

English

Credits

60 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
90
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5

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.
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak which has led to the temporary closure of test centres, Radboud University currently also accepts the iBT TOEFL Special Home Edition. For all other questions regarding the coronavirus please visit our FAQ.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11471 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2143 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.

Funding

  • Radboud Scholarship Programme
  • The Orange Tulip Scholarship Programme
  • Holland Scholarship Programme
  • Fulbright-Radboud Scholarships
  • StuNed scholarship programme
  • Radboud University Medical Center Study Fund
  • Radboud Faculty of Arts Study Fund

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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