• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

Why study International Political Economy specialisation at Radboud University 

  • Combining economics and political science courses, you will acquire the knowledge you need in order to resolve international policy issues. Interdisciplinary courses will help you grasp the complexity of many of today’s global issues and to get a better grip on the underlying political forces.
  • Unique for the Netherlands, our programme is taught by both economists and political scientists. With this specialisation, you can gain a Master’s either in Political Science or in Economics.
  • Education and research at Radboud University go hand in hand. Our lecturers are active in academic and applied research and incorporate the latest academic developments and applied issues in their teaching. Being active in academic and applied research, our lecturers incorporate the latest academic developments and practical issues.

Career prospects

Alumni from economics and political science have positions as policy makers in businesses, international organisations, political parties, national ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament and the European Commission. 

They also work as consultants for profit and non-profit organisations and as researchers at think-tanks or universities. In addition alumni are employed by banks, other financial institutions and the media. This is because our graduates have the competences required by employers, such as sound research and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working in teams and working independently.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Current Debates in International Political Economy
  • Methods of Empirical Analysis
  • Pluralisms in Economics
  • Global Political Economy
  • Culture and Institutions 
  • Inequality and Development 
  • Macroeconomics and Policy
  • Changes in World Politics: the Rise of the BRIC Countries
  • The Politics of Reform

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

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

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:

  • In order to be admitted to the IPE/Political Science Master’s programme, you will need a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences or a related discipline. In addition, you are required to have at least 18 EC of completed course work in Economics, 6 of which in International Economics (2nd year or higher). Your degree must be equivalent to a Dutch Research University diploma.
  • Due to the strong academic nature of this programme, it is essential that students have the necessary basic research skills. Applicants with no Research Methodology need to complete an (oral) examination in research methodology.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11472 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11471 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2148 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2143 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
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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

  • 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

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