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What will I learn?

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 International Political Economy: something for you?

Unique for the Netherlands, our programme is taught by both economists and political scientists.
Our lecturers incorporate the latest academic developments and practical issues.
Combining economics and political science courses, you will acquire the knowledge you need in order to resolve international policy issues and to get a better grip on the underlying political forces.

What will you learn?

International Political Economy at Radboud University teaches you 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 problems of global economic governance. 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.

Career prospects

Master's specialisation in International Political Economy

Alumni from economics and political science have positions as policy makers in businesses, international organisations, political parties, national ministries, market authorities, the European Parliament and the European Commission. They also work as consultants for profit and non-profit organisations and as researchers at think-tanks or universities. In addition alumni are employed by banks, other financial institutions and the media. This is because our graduates have the competences required by employers, such as sound research and analytical skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and experience in working in teams and working independently.

Which department am I in?

Nijmegen School of Management

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
€16,000.00 (12,92,407) per year
Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

Radboud University

Houtlaan 4,

NIJMEGEN,

Gelderland,

6525 XZ, Netherlands

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A completed Bachelor's degree in related area, which is equivalent to a Dutch WO Bachelor. A proficiency in English: In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English. Non-native speakers of English without a Dutch Bachelor's degree or VWO diploma need one of the following: A TOEFL score of 577 (paper based) or 90 (internet based); An IELTS score of 6.5; Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

For international students

Your admission into this programme depends on your previous education. You are admissible if you have a completed:

A Bachelor’s degree in Economics or a related discipline from a research university, with sufficient background in research methods and mathematics. In addition, you are required to have at least 18 EC of completed course work in Political Science, 6 of which in International Relations (2nd year or higher).

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

A TOEFL score of ≥90, with subscores not lower than 18
IELTS Academic: ≥ 6,5 overall. Subscores ≥ 6,0, writing subscore ≥ 6,5
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

Application Deadline: Non-EU/EEA students - 1 April; EU/EEA students - 1 May (recommended deadline for assistance with finding housing) and 1 July (final application deadline).

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