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The award
MSc

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EU 2006 per year

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 9432 per year

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About Political Science at Radboud University

Title/degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 1 year (60 EC), full-time
Start month: September
Language of instruction: English
Croho code: 60203

Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? The Radboud Master's programme in Political Science offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector.

Master's specialisations

You choose one of our six specialisations within the Master's programme:

Comparative Politics

Focus on political challenges faced by contemporary (non-)democracies in a globalising world, such as growing inequalities, new demands on representative institutions, and pressures created by both migration and demographic change.

Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society (COMPASS)

Develop the skills needed for working in contemporary government. The courses focus on, for instance, the barriers to and facilitators of reform, Europeanisation and compliance with EU directives, and the challenges governments are facing in this century.

Conflict, Power and Politics

Critically explore themes such as warfare,political systems, the articulation of political demands, ethnic violence and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations.

International Political Economy

Uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Learn to understand and explain the world from the perspectives of different stakeholders.

International Relations

Learn how to investigate global cooperation and conflict from different perspectives and to analyse the essential players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses and NGOs.

Political Theory

Study various aspects of the relationship between political power and morality. The central question here is whether political principles, institutions, and practices can ever be legitimate. What may we force each other to do? What should we do?

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements for students with a Dutch university Bachelor's degree

In order to get admission to this Master's you will need a completed academic Bachelor's degree in Political Science or a related discipline.

Admission requirements for students with a foreign Bachelor's degree

For those who don't meet the requirements

If you do not meet these admission requirements, it may be possible to take the one-year pre-Master's programme in Political Science and enrol in the Master's programme a year later.

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