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Dual degree

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 one Dual degree for International Political Economy.

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

About this study curriculum

First year

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.

Second year

During the second year, you will follow the curriculum of the Master's specialisation International 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 steps which are explained here. During your first year, you can apply for the International Political Economy specialisation, more information about this application procedure can be found here.

Tuition fee

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 later they decide not to go to Radboud in the second year then the student will be required to pay the remaining international tuition fees to be able to complete the Glasgow degree. At Radboud, in year 2, University of Glasgow undergraduate alumni from outside the EU/EEA, on the two year collaborative programme, will be eligible for a partial tuition fee scholarship on Radboud international tuition fees.

Year 1 Glasgow:

UK students = home fees, Non-UK = international fees minus 40%, which constitutes the partial tuition fee scholarship. Here you will find more information.

Year 2 Radboud:

Legal tuition fees or institutional tuition fees. Here you will find more information which fee is applicable to your situation.

Glasgow undergraduate alumni = institutional fees minus 40%, which constitutes the partial tuition fee scholarship.

Other information

Here you can find information about accommodation in Glasgow and here you find all information about applying for a student visa outside the UK.


If you have any questions and have Dutch previous education, please be in contact with our admissions officer via admissions [at] (admissions[at]nsm[dot]ru[dot]nl).

Should you have any questions and have international previous education, please be in contact with our international admissions officer via master [at] (master[at]fm[dot]ru[dot]nl).