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Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st Century? Political scientists analyse political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions. At the heart of politics lies power.

This programme offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector. You will choose a specialisation within the programme that determines the courses in the first semester. You will graduate in this specialisation in the second semester.

The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice between six specialisations:
  • Comparative Politics
  • Comparative Politics, Administration and Society
  • Conflict, Power and Politics
  • International Political Economy
  • International Relations
  • Political Theory

For the forth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands in the Keuzegids Masters 2016 (Guide to Master's programmes).
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locatieNijmegen
diplomaMSc Political Science
typeregulier, 60 EC
start1 september
taalvolledig English
opleidingsduur12 maanden voltijd
accreditatiesNVAO
croho-code60203
heeft geen numerus fixus
heeft een honours programma

Waarom aan de Radboud Universiteit?

Erkenningen
awardKeuzegids topopleiding
2015 : score 70, 1e plaatsawardKeuzegids topopleiding
2016 : score 70, 1e plaatsawardKeuzegids topopleiding
2017
At Radboud University, you get the best, since this English-taught Master's programme is ranked as the best Political Science programme in the Netherlands by both students and the Dutch-Flemish Accreditation Association.
You will benefit from studying in small, interactive classes, a challenging programme and the expertise and effectiveness of internationally oriented staff members who are actively involved in advising governments, societal and political organisations and incorporate these practical experiences and insights into their teaching.

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Tijdens de Masteravond op donderdag 16 november maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.
Masterdag Nijmegen
Tijdens de Masterdag op zaterdag 10 maart maak je kennis met ruim 50 masteropleidingen en de 175 masterspecialisaties van de Radboud Universiteit. Alle opleidingen geven een voorlichtingsronde over zowel de master als de pre-master. Op de informatiemarkt presenteren alle opleidingen zich.

Studieprogramma

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specialisaties

specialisatie Comparative Politics

This specialisation focuses on political challenges for contemporary (non-) democracies, such as new demands on representative institutions and pressures created by migration and demographic change.

Democracies currently face unprecedented challenges. Is Europe witnessing a surge in populist sentiment? Do parliaments and political parties have a future? And, what role will radical right-wing parties play in these developments? The programme focuses on these and many other challenges. The core of the programme consists of the courses: Theoretical Approaches to Comparative Politics, Challenges to Representative Democracy, The Politics of Reform, and Power and Persuasion in Politics. You can further specialize by choosing from the many elective courses or by doing an internship and during the individual research project of your Master's Thesis. The analytical skills and knowledge you learn, prepare you for positions in policy and programme development in national, EU, and international public and private sector organisations, as well as a wide range of research opportunities.

The Master's in Comparative Politics is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Political Science. For the fifth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2017 (Guide to Master's programmes).

specialisatie International Relations

This specialisation focuses on global cooperation and conflict and the analysis of the players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses, and NGO's.

Our International Relations specialisation will provide you with an insight into these players and into fundamental questions of contemporary international relations: is the international community equipped to address violent conflict and (cyber) terrorism? Why do states intervene in some cases of human rights violations, but not in other? Will the competition for natural resources intensify domestic and international conflict? What are the political consequences of regional integration (in Europe, Latin America, Africa, and Asia) and of the emergence of powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China (BRICs)? What are the political ramifications of global trade and finance?

The Master's in International Relations is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Political Science. For the fifth time in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2017 (Guide to Master's programmes).

specialisatie Political Theory

This specialisation gives you the opportunity to study various aspects of the relationship between power and morality. Can political principles, institutions, and practices ever be legitimate?

Central to the programme in Political Theory is the battle between power and morality in a world where peoples, cultures, and money know no bounds: what may we force each other to do? What should we do? Can recognition offer an alternative to redistributive justice and what exactly is recognition?
This Master's specialisation offers students an unprecedented opportunity to learn to assess political values, aspirations and dreams in terms of their desirability and reasonability. You will also discover how political theoretical work can be introduced fruitfully in other relevant contexts. This will enable you to help civil initiatives and governmental institutions, not to mention the public at large by imagining and designing policies and ambitions that are both viable and defensible.

The Master's in Political Theory is a specialisation of the Master's programme in Political Science. For the fifthtime in a row, this programme was rated number one in the Netherlands by the Keuzegids Masters 2017(Guide to Master's programmes).

specialisatie Conflict, Power and Politcs

This specialisation offers students insights into the origins, causes and processes of conflict and conflict resolution. It combines comparative politics, international relations and conflict studies.

Students will critically explore themes such as the determinants of political violence and warfare; the impact of political systems on the ways in which political demands are articulated; the links between ethnic violence, nationalism and war; how international regulations affect efforts to acquire peace; and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations.

The programme consists of 6 specialisation courses, an elective or internship and a Master's thesis in which you can specialise further.

Students acquire skills for positions as policy maker in NGOs, journalist, decision maker in international organisations, political parties, consultant for national ministries or supranational institutions. They may also work for profit and non-profit organisations and as researchers at think tanks or universities.

specialisatie International Political Economy

Many global issues require you to combine economics and political science. In this Master's specialisation you will integrate both perspectives and get a grip on international policy.

You will learn to go beyond the surface of daily news and to disentangle deeper global structures of economic growth and the distribution of wealth and power that underlie today's governance problems. We challenge you to not only understand and explain 'the world', but to view and assess it from the perspectives of different stakeholders, while understanding the social and economic structures and institutions enabling or hindering them in pursuing their objectives.

The programme consists of seven courses in the field of international political economy and a Master's thesis in which you will specialise further either in Economics or Political Science.

After graduation, you'll have the skills and knowledge for job positions at international firms, political parties, national ministries, market authorities, banks, the European Parliament and the European Commission.

You can apply for this specialisation in Economics or in Political Science. Depending on this, you will graduate with a MSc in either Political Science or in Economics. The diploma supplement accompanying your degree certificate will state that you have followed the International Political Economy specialisation.

  1. Comparative Politics, Administration and Society

Onderwijs

taal van onderwijs100% en
onderwijsopzet50% zelfstudie
40% theorie
10% praktijk
avondonderwijsn.v.t.
afstandsonderwijsn.v.t.
Researching and exploring politics at the local, national, European and international levels allows you to understand the game of politics, make connections and cross-national comparisons, and differentiate the rational from the irrational. As a political scientist, in your later career you will be able to make a critical and scientific contribution to managing human interaction and communities, and you will thus be an attractive proposition to employers in various areas.
honours-/excellence program Radboud Honours Academy



Toelating en studiekosten

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startmomenten

1 september 2017
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2017
wettelijk tarief : € 2006
instellingstarief : € 9432
niet-EU/EER studenten : € 9432
1 september 2018
aanmelding deadline : 1 september 2018
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toelatingseisen

vooropleiding
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.

inbegrepen in collegegeld
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estimated monthly costs

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315kamerhuur in Nijmegenrond het landelijk gemiddelde
22internet+tv
152boodschappen/kostgeld
32telefoon
117verzekeringen
158collegegeldop basis van € 1906 per jaar
80studieboeken en -spullen
29drinken/snoep/snacks
77uiterlijkkleding, kapper, schoenen
30contributies/abonnementen
132vrije tijdstappen, uit eten, vakantie
42vervoernaast de OV-kaart
45overig

€ 1183totale maandelijkse uitgaven landelijk gemiddelde is € 1181
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Studenten en studentenleven

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18901 studenten aan de Radboud Universiteit
57% daarvan is vrouw
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Op kamers in Nijmegen

41385studenten studerend
18288studenten woonachtig   
€ 315gemiddelde kamerprijs
kamer betaalbaarheid
20 m2gemiddelde kameroppervlak
kamer beschikbaarheid
bron: Nationale Studenten Enquête

Keuzehulp

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Studievergelijker

1/18 Radboud Universiteit
Political Science
star Elsevier
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
Keuzegids topopleiding 2017
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
2/18 Radboud Universiteit
International Political Economy
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
3/18 Radboud Universiteit
Conflict, Power and Politics
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
4/18 Radboud Universiteit
Comparative Politics
star Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Elsevier
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
5/18 Radboud Universiteit
International Relations
star Elsevier
Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
6/18 Radboud Universiteit
Political Theory
star Elsevier
Keuzegids topopleiding 2015  1e  4.4
Keuzegids beste opleiding 2016  1e  70
€ 315 gemiddelde kamerhuur
8 eerstejaars
37% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
7/18 Universiteit Leiden
Political Science
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
8/18 Universiteit Leiden
Parties, Parliaments and Democracy
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
9/18 Universiteit Leiden
Political Legitimacy and Justice
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
10/18 Universiteit Leiden
International Organisation
€ 326 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
11/18 Universiteit Leiden
International Politics
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
12/18 Universiteit Leiden
Nederlandse politiek
€ 326 gemiddelde kamerhuur
? eerstejaars
?% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
50% Nederlandstalig
50% Engelstalig
13/18 Universiteit Leiden
Nationalism, Ethnic Conflict and Development
€ 350 gemiddelde kamerhuur
18 eerstejaars
83% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
14/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
53% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Nederlandstalig
15/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: Global Environmental Governance
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
53% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
16/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: International Relations and Transnational Governance
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
53% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
17/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: Policy and Politics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
53% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
18/18 Amsterdam VU
Political Science: Comparative and European Politics
€ 424 gemiddelde kamerhuur
15 eerstejaars
53% vrouw
? uur contacttijd/week
100% Engelstalig
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Feiten en / studie in cijfers

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opleiding
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algemeen oordeel4.44.0
inhoud4.13.8
docenten4.23.8
studiefaciliteiten3.63.5
studielast3.63.6
studiebegeleiding3.83.4

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In 2015 hebben meer dan 200.000 studenten hun oordeel gegeven over hun studie en instelling.

Political Science aan de Radboud Universiteit is beoordeeld door 46 respondenten. Gemiddeld waarderen ze de opleiding met 4.4 uit 5.

Na de studie

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Our graduate's careers reflect the high quality of our programme. The analytical skills and knowledge you acquire prepare you for positions in policy and programme development in national, EU, and international public and private sector organisations, as well as a wide range of academic research opportunities.

Beroepsperspectief / arbeidsmarkt

Our students find jobs as consultants, as policy makers (in government and non-governmental), in the media (newspapers, television, new media), and as researchers (academic, governmental agencies).
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