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Do you want to take on an extra challenge after your Master's degree in Political Science at Radboud University? Then a Dual degree might be something for you! In a Dual degree programme, you will follow two Master's programmes. One at Radboud University and one abroad. We offer three Dual degrees for Global Political Economy.
Do you want to take on an extra challenge after your Master's degree in Political Science at Radboud University? Then the dual degree programme with the School of International Service (SIS) at American University in Washington, might be something for you. SIS is a top 10 school of international affairs, strategically based in Washington, DC. Since the founding of the school in 1957, they have answered President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s call to prepare students of international affairs to “wage peace.” Over the intervening years, SIS has grown in stature and influence and is now a destination for students seeking to think critically, build understanding, and wage peace in our world.
Something for you?
After finishing your Political Science degree at Radboud University, you can take the opportunity to gain additional academic training in an applied international affairs concentration at the School of International Services of American University. Specific benefits of doing a dual degree programme include:
- Dual perspective from different but complementary approaches to the study of politics and international studies
- Huge range of topics to choose from
- Strengthened academic versatility
- Extensive practical experiences during and after your degree
- Enhancing your outlook and adaptability as a global citizen
The programme consists of 30 US credit hours which can be followed both on campus as well as online. However, after graduating from the Political Science Master's programme at Radboud University, the programme only consists of 18 US credit hours. This will lead to a decrease in the costs of the programme.
For the Political Science Master's programme at Radboud University, you pay the tuition fee of Radboud University, more information can be found here. à For the Political Science Master's programme at Radboud University, you pay the tuition fee of Radboud University, more information can be found on this webpage.
Are you interested in the dual degree programme? If you want to know more about the admission, application and the tuition fee or in case you have any further questions, you can contact master [at] fm.ru.nl.
Something for you?
The Dual degree programme Global Political Economy makes you understand world politics better on the basis of how economies are organised and governed. This programme is taught by scholars who are internationally known for their stellar research.
What will you learn?
The Dual Degree Political Economy...
- Introduces you to heterodox nature of the field, going beyond mainstream theories and research
- Conveys in-depth insights and knowledge into themes like recurring capitalist crises, the influence and power of Big Tech and platform economies, how gig work is affecting people's lives, how and why the pandemic has disrupted global value chains, monetary politics and inflation, how technological innovations like blockchain are changing our economies, why inequality and poverty persist, and many more pressing contemporary issues.
- Equipes you theoretically and methodologically to conduct research on any IPE theme in an independent fashion
- Is interactively taught, challenging you to ask questions and conquer new themes
- Trains you in variegated research and diverse writing formats
- Allows you to deepen out a theme of your choice in the final thesis
- Opens up new career perspectives in the private, governmental or non-governmental sector
This dual degree programme consists of two years. During the first year, you follow the curriculum of the Master Global Economy at the University of Glasglow. The academic year at the University of Glasgow has two semesters and a summer term. The second semester finishes in May and afterwards there is a summer term. More information about the curriculum can be found here.
During the second year, you will follow the curriculum of the Master's specialisation Global Political Economy at Radboud University, completing your Master’s degree. You can find more information about the curriculum here.
Successful students will be awarded the two dual degree parchments, one from each partner, at the end of the year 2, once the jointly supervised dissertation/thesis has been completed in year 2.
Admission and application
To apply for admission to the Dual Degree Programme, you first have to apply to the programme at the University of Glasgow. This can be done by following the application procedure. During your first year, you can apply for the Global Political Economy specialisation at Radboud University, more information about this can be found on the Admission and application page.
Students pay tuition fees to each partner. Students from outside the UK, who apply for the two year collaborative programme, will be eligible for a partial tuition fee scholarship on the international tuition fee when they are at the University of Glasgow. If the student later decides not to go to Radboud University in the second year they will be required to pay the remaining international tuition fees in order to complete their Glasgow Degree.
In year 2, University of Glasgow undergraduate alumni from outside the EU/EEA, who are studying the two year collaborative programme, will be eligible for a partial tuition fee scholarship on the international fees at Radboud University.
Year 1 Glasgow:
UK students pay the home fees, Non-UK students pay international fees minus 40%, which is covered by the partial tuition fee scholarship. Please find more information on the University of Glasgow’s tuition fee page.
Year 2 Radboud:
Students will be required to pay either the legal tuition fees or the institutional tuition fees. In order to find out which fees are applicable to your situation, please visit the tuition fee page.
Glasgow undergraduate alumni pay the institutional fees minus 40%, which is covered by the partial tuition fee scholarship.
When going abroad to study in the UK you might require a Visa. More information about this visa can be found on the visa webpage. More information about housing in Glasgow can be found on the housing page.
Should you have any questions about this dual degree and/or your eligibility please contact us via master [at] fm.ru.nl (master[at]fm[dot]ru[dot]nl).