Sanne Delbressine

Sanne Delbressine
I really enjoyed getting to know students from different academic backgrounds while learning about both economics and political sciences.
Name
Sanne Delbressine
Programme
International Political Economy | Economics
Study start date
Previous education
Economics and Business Economics, Radboud University

Sanne Delbressine is a Master's student International Political Economy.

'One of the main reasons why I chose the IPE specialisation was because of its interdisciplinary nature. I really enjoyed getting to know students from different academic backgrounds while learning about both economics and political sciences. Most classes are relatively small which allow for a very interactive learning process. In the master's, you have to apply your knowledge a lot more than in a bachelor's and think about how certain theories relate to real situations and events. This is very interesting but can be challenging as well.

I really like the atmosphere in classes. Since the specialisations are quite small, the connection with other students is strong. We often had dinners or drinks with a group of students as well. Teachers were always nice and willing to help if there were any issues. They were always willing to delve into topics more and discuss current affairs with students. Overall, it was really nice to go to campus and be around fellow students and teachers.

I find it most challenging that you're expected to be even more independent in your studies, however, I found that working together with classmates can be very helpful. Teachers are always available to help out as well.

I am currently writing my thesis on the effect of social capital on the willingness to protect the environment.

I think it is important to have professionals with knowledge of both economics and political sciences because the fields are very connected to each other since economic decisions are made within a political sphere and politics take place within a certain economic sphere. I plan to work on sustainability-related topics and possibly do a PhD in the field.'