Why study this programme?

This multidisciplinary Master’s specialisation will provide you with cutting-edge academic insights from European politics and governance and the analytical skills to fully understand them. Explore tensions and complex societal challenges that require cross-border solutions and examine the politicisation of European integration. Focus on the legitimacy and role of European governance and the role the EU plays in global politics. If you want to delve deeper into the governance and politics of the EU from a perspective rooted in public administration and political science, this specialisation is for you.


Master’s specialisation in European Union Politics and Governance

  • Deal with current, practical affairs that shape the future of Europe.
  • Focus on research and ethics.
  • Masterclasses with alumni who work for, or with, the Europe Union.
  • Active study association, ismus, for both formal and informal activities, and access to the International Association for Political Science Students (IAPSS).
  • The study programme of Political Science has received excellent evaluations (Keuzegids Master's 2023).
  • The Political Science Master’s has 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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