Why study this programme?

In this specialisation you will get familiar with the nature of violent conflict in the 21st Century. How can we explain the origins and development of violent conflicts? What are the effect of international interventions in violent conflicts? What are the conditions for an enduring peace?


Master's specialisation in Conflict, Power and Politics

  • We combine insights from international relations, comparative politics, conflict studies and international ethics to get a solid grasp of the ethical and practical dimensions on intervention and peace building.
  • Our programme is analytical as well as practice oriented. We have close links with public and private organisations, which students could use to find an internship position for themselves.
  • The Master’s programme in Political Science is accredited by the NVAO (the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation). The panel, consisting of international experts, concludes that the programme is rightly proud of its community spirit, which continues to benefit the programme’s achievement level and its graduates’ careers alike (source: Academion, 2023).
  • Political Science has an active study association, ismus, which organises various formal and informal activities. Furthermore, students of Political Science can join the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).
  • The study programme of Political Science has received excellent evaluations (Keuzegids Master's 2022).
  • The Political Science Master’s boasts dual degree programmes with American University (Washington, DC) and the Universities of Bamberg and Glasgow.


Why choose Radboud University

  • Our classes are small and interactive, and our professors are easily approachable. There is an open environment where you can easily meet other students.
  • Our compact campus in Nijmegen is the greenest and most beautiful in the Netherlands where everything is within walking distance.
  • We encourage our students to take a multidisciplinary approach to their studies, and in many cases, you are free to customise your own programme, so you can learn about and research topics that you are passionate about.
  • You earn a valuable diploma in an outstanding university system. Furthermore, we stimulate and support the development of your critical skills in order to improve your chances in the job market within your field.

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Why Radboud University

Nijmegen School of Management

At Nijmegen School of Management, one of the seven faculties within Radboud University in the Netherlands, we have a clear aim: we enable students to play their part in the transformations towards a sustainable society through high-quality scientific research and education. With more than 5,000 curious students and more than 500 dedicated employees, we form a dynamic community. Read more about the faculty’s story and about our mission, vision and strategic themes