12 months
16000 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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In our Master’s International Political Economy specialisation at Radboud University you will uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Combining Interdisciplinary courses in economics and political science , you will acquire the knowledge you need in order to resolve complex international policy issues.

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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

Key information


  • 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.






On Campus

Academic requirements

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

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.
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).
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Other requirements

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.

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

    16000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16000 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2168 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.


  • 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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