Something for you?
- This specialisation combines insights from international relations, comparative politics, conflict studies and international ethics
- We offer small, interactive classes. Students are taken seriously as young academics and reflective practitioners.
- Our programme is analytical as well as practice-oriented.
- The programme received above-average scores on its quality of teaching and its active engaging academic community (Source: Keuzegids 2023).
Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.Admission and application
- Main language
- Study duration
- 1 years (60 EC)
- Starting months
- Contact hours
- Programme format
- Full time
- Master of Science, specialisation of Political Science
- Nijmegen School of Management
- CROHO code
What will you learn
This Master's specialisation offers students insights into the causes, development and politics of large-scale violent conflict and conflict-related interventions. Recognising that contemporary violent conflicts cannot be understood without taking both domestic and international politics into account, the programme draws on 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 what is called 'ethnic violence', nationalism and war; the roles of non-state actors in warfare and forging peace; and the impacts of international interventions and regulations; and which ethical dilemmas arise in conflict-related interventions.Study programme
Future career opportunities
Our graduates have all the necessary skills for job positions such as:
- (Inter)national policy or decision maker
- Researcher at a think tank or university
- Consultants for profit or non-profit organisations
To indicate the type of research in this specialisation, a few examples:
- What is the role of international organisations in humanitarian intervention and peacebuilding?
- How do changes in political representation contribution to the (de)escalation of (potential conflicts)?
- How do major global power transformations affect the likelihood of local conflict?
- What is the role of social and political movements in mobilising conflict?
Questions about this programme?
Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.Contact
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.Tuition