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Keuzegids 2022 masters

Master'sComparative Politics

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.

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  • Our emphasis on both theory and empirical knowledge provides the tools to critically analyse contemporary problems facing democracies.
  • Staff members are actively involved in advising governments, societal and political organisations, incorporating practical experience and insights into their teaching.
  • The Comparative Politics Master’s will provide new insights into configurations of political power around the world.
  • The programme is best in its field and holds the bronze medal according to Elsevier's Best Studies 2022.
  • The programme received above-average scores on three or more topics (Source: Keuzegids 2023).
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Admission requirements

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I believe the degree at the Radboud University prepares me well to enter the job market, because of the focused but yet still broad enough perspective.
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What will you learn

The specialisation provides students with strong theoretical foundations and substantive empirical knowledge in subjects such as representative and deliberative democracy, political parties, democratic reform, the welfare state, gender, and immigration policy. Our emphasis on both theory and empirical knowledge will also train you to assess the effects of proposed policy solutions. You will be prepared for a career in leading positions in both the public and private sector.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

Our graduates have the skills and knowledge for positions in: 

  • Policymaking, for example in international organisations or political parties
  • Project management in the public and private sector
  • Consultancy for profit and non-profit organisations
  • Researcher at a think tank or university

Career prospects


To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:

  • How populist are people? How can you measure populist attitudes among voters?
  • What is the relationship between populism and foreign policy?
  • Is there a single European immigration policy?

Questions about this programme?

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Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Master's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.