Students with either a university Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences (including - but not limited to - Economics, Political Science, Development Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Social Geography), or an internationally oriented university Bachelor's degree such as International Relations, Regional Studies, European/International Law, or (Modern) History are eligible to apply. To assess whether your educational/academic background meets the specific programme requirements, the IR Admissions Board will consider the level and curriculum of your previous studies, and the grades you have obtained. Minimum language requirement for MA: TOEFL internet based (itb): 92/93 IELTS Academic Module: 6.5 Please note that minimum scores on individual components in tests will apply. http://www.rug.nl/masters/international-political-economy/admission-and-application
Months of entry
The world has manifested around the corner. Markets operate in Spartan competition and states and societies face the endeavour to cope with on-going globalization. IPE addresses these marvels.
International Political Economy is a specialization within the Master's degree in International Relations.
Since the 1970s, IPE has developed as an independent sub-discipline in International Relations (IR). It focuses on the interaction between states, markets and societies. Its primary aim is to increase our understanding of the dynamics of these three building blocks. In doing so, IPE is interdisciplinary by its self-same nature.
Why is it fascinating coming to grips with a globalizing world economy? While states cannot be conceived of as homogenous actors that perfectly take care of the preferences of all of their citizens, one can nevertheless reveal degrees of freedom for negotiation about regional and international cooperation in the fields of trade, production, finance and knowledge. It is a scholarly exertion to reveal the complicated nexus of states, markets and societies.
Information for international students
Fees and funding
Grantfinder University of Groningen: http://www.rug.nl/education/international-students/financial-matters/grant-finder
Qualification and course duration
MA International Relations
Course contact details
- Renate Huttinga