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Political Science


The Master programme Political Sciences, offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students for careers in leading positions in the public and private sectors.

Master program offers six specializations:

Master's specialisation in Comparative Politics Analysing the challenges facing 21st Century (non-)democracies. The Comparative Politics Master’s will provide new insights into configurations of political power around the world. Politics is much more than elections; it’s also about grass roots mobilisation, mediatisation, and conflicts over values.

Master's specialisation in Conflict, Power and Politics Analysing Conflict in the 21st Century. Why is violent conflict so pervasive? How can we explain the origins and intensity of violent conflicts? What are the conditions for an enduring peace?

Master’s specialisation in Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics Gender equality, diversity and inclusion are hot topics in contemporary politics, organisations and society. Managing the diversity of the workforce is a key challenge for private and public organisations alike.

International Political Economy In our Master’s specialisation in International Political Economy (IPE) you will uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices.

Master's specialisation in International Relations Analysing conflict and cooperation in a globalising world. Tackling global issues in the 21st Century requires a deeper understanding of the essential players that shape global politics: governments, intergovernmental organisations, media, multinationals, and NGOs

Master's specialisation in Political Theory Focusing on the interface of theories of the good society, globalisation, legitimacy and power. Political theory is the soul of political science: it’s not about determining what the facts are but about determining what they mean and what should be done with them.

Location: Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Duration: 1 year

Start month: September

Possible careers: The program provides the necessary skills for a career in government or political organizations, NGOs, international organizations.

Application requirements:

  • Copy of ID card;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Bachelor's degree in the field or close to it. (translated in native language and in English); It is the majority of the courses to be associated with the specialization that you want to target;
  • Competency in Social Science Research Methodology (quantitative and qualitative);
  • Students must have the necessary basic research skills If they don't have, there is assignment pass;
  • IELTS certificate with a minimum of 6.5 points; TOEFL Internet version at least 90; TOEFL computer version 232; Cambridge Advanced passed with "C".

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