12 months
16000 EUR/year
2209 EUR/year
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The Political Science - Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics programme offered at Radboud University is interdisciplinary and focuses on the role and function of gender and diversity in society, with a particular emphasis on underlying power processes in politics and society. 

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Questions are addressed related to the role of culture, identity, leadership, and politics in the (re)production of structural inequalities.

Why study Political Science - Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics programme offered at Radboud University

  • We offer state of the art theoretical insights and provide a solid training in research methods to help you design and implement organisational interventions and solve policy problems. As a GEP student you will be offered an interdisciplinary education, leading to the only Master’s Degree (MSc) in Political Science with a specialisation in gender equality, diversity and inclusion in the Netherlands.
  • 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

As a Political Science graduate from Radboud University, specialised in gender, diversity and inclusion in politics and in the full range of research methods, you are uniquely positioned to analyse complex political problems and design appropriate policies for the promotion of diversity and inclusion. 

You are trained to become a critical academic professional and are well positioned to enter a national, European or international trainee programme or to work as policy advisor, program manager, and consultant with the local or national administration, with (trans)national non-governmental organisations, and research institutes. Students with an interest in academic research have the option to pursue a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gender and Diversity in Organisations
  • Power in Political Theory
  • Challenges to European Representative Democracy
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Multiculturalism, Diversity and Space
  • Gender, Conflict and International institutions
  • Elective course or Internship
  • Master's Thesis in the field of Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Non-EU/EEA applicants 

  • 1 April: Final deadline

EU/EEA applicants  

  • 1 July: Final deadline




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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 in their previous education may get admission, provided they 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.


  • 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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