Jolien Huisman

Portrait Jolien Huisman
Getting a Master's degree in Economics while also deepen into political science, international relations and IPE specifically is unique.
Name
Jolien Huisman
Programme
International Political Economy | Economics
Study start date
Previous education
Politics, Psychology, Law and Economics (University of Amsterdam)

Student Jolien Huisman is following the Master's programme International Political Economy at the Radboud University.

"I really liked IPE as it is a truly interdisciplinary programme. While I had a background in both Economics and Political Science already, this Master's really combined both perspectives in a challenging and interesting way. It definitely helped me to understand societal events and challenges from multiple angles. Getting a Master's degree in Economics while also deepening into political science, international relations and IPE specifically is unique.

IPE is a small programme, in which personal attention definitely is an important aspect of the programme. Interestingly, the class exists of students from different backgrounds; discussions and debates with both political science students and economics students make you really consider a topic from multiple angles. Also getting taught by both Economics and Political Science teachers definitely encourages this further. The specific Economics classes were a bit bigger, but also in these classes the atmosphere was good and the debates interesting.

I wrote my thesis about newly emerged semi-authoritarian regimes. In this thesis, I used mathematical and graphic analyses to understand these occurrences. The thesis is a perfect example of how to combine both Economics and Political Science.

After this Master's I am going to follow another Master's 'European Master in Law and Economics, as both during my Bachelor's and Master's I really enjoyed interdisciplinary studies. Getting an interdisciplinary education will definitely help for getting a job in policymaking."