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Political Science, MSc, Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management

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Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management

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About Political Science, MSc - at Radboud University, Nijmegen School of Management

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.

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.

European Union Politics and Governance

Focus on the politics of EU policy making and on issues of legitimacy and problem-solving capacity in the field of European politics and governance. It also discusses the global role of the EU.

Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics

This specialisation introduces you not only to issues and ongoing debates in the field of gender and diversity studies in organisations and politics. But also offers the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the state of the art in the field and to acquire knowledge of different policy practices related to it and their gendered implications.

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 shouldwe do?

Find out more about why you should study the Master’s programme in Political Science at Radboud University.

We also invite you to chat with our current student. They are happy to share their experience and answer all the questions you might have about studying and living in Nijmegen. 

Entry requirements

In order to get admission to this Master's, you will need a completed Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, competency in research methodology, and proficiency in English.

Additionally, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions:

  • Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university.
  • Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada (with the exception of Quebec), New Zealand, United States of America.
  • Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).

All other students need one of the following certificates (All certificates may not be older than two years):

  • TOEFL iBT: ≥ 90 & subscores ≥ 22
  • IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall. Subscores ≥ 6,0, writing subscore ≥ 6,5
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced or C2 proficiency: C or higher

If you fulfil the requirements above, you will be directly admitted to the Master’s programme.

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