12 months
16500 EUR/year
2314 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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This Political Science - International Relations programme offered at Radboud University will provide you with an insight into these players and into fundamental questions of contemporary international relations: is the international community equipped to address violent conflict and (cyber) terrorism? Why do states intervene in some cases of human rights violations, but not in other?

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To indicate the type of research in this  Political Science - International Relations programme offered at Radboud University , a few examples:

  • What is the legitimacy of regional governments in Africa, Asia, Europe and South America and what is the role of supranational courts?
  • What is the role of norms in international relations?
  • What explains the authoritarian nature of the austerity politics in the European Union?
  • How do property rights regulations work in the context of international negotiations and emerging economies?

Future career opportunities

Alumni have sound analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working in teams and working independently. This makes them well suited for job positions such as:

  • Policy-maker in international organisations or political parties
  • Policy-maker at the European Parliament
  • Consultant for profit and non-profit organisations
  • Banks and other financial institutions

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Debates in International Relations Theory
  • Sociology, Philosophy and Ethics of Research
  • International Security
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Global Political Economy
  • Global Governance
  • Master's Thesis in International Relations

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
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On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

    16500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16500 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2314 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2314 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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