International Public Management and Policy, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
  • Tuition
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  • English (take IELTS)
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


Master's in International Public Management and Policy focuses on the increasingly international nature of public management and public policy-making.

Public policy has gone international: organisations such as the EU and the UN are growing in importance. Master the theories, concepts and skills you need to work effectively in this time of increasing internationalisation! EUR is a top university in Rotterdam, “the gateway to Europe”. Our top-notch faculty is active in the field of public administration, political science, international relations, and European integration and participates regularly in policy debates. Tackle global issues such as international conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption. Build a career at a public or private sector organisation!


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.



    The curriculum of the Master programme in International Public Management and Policy is built in a way that enables you to learn about the concepts, tools and theories that are needed for analysing complex, multi-level and international issues with the eventual goal of being able to support overcoming trans-border challenges.

    The programme is composed of 4 blocks and offers you a varied set of modules, seminars, simulations, working group sessions, and a series of guest lectures. The programme includes an extensive professional development component. You will visit the international and European institutions in Geneva to get familiar with their work. You will also get basics of negotiation skills during our negotiation simulation, conducted by internationally-renowned specialists. On the other hand, we organise sessions with professional coaches to help you prepare for job search – from basics such as how to pitch yourselves in networking, to CV training, to LinkedIn presence.

    Please find more information about the curriculum on our website:

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Study intensity Full-time
    • Credits
      60 ECTS
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      On Campus
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    Academic Requirements

    Prior education

    You are eligible for admission to the programme if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree from a research university in the following fields of studies:

    • Public Administration;
    • Political Science;
    • European Studies;
    • International Relations.

    Applicants with a Bachelor’s in Economics,Business Administration, Sociology or other social sciences, as well as Law or History, may also be eligible to apply if they have an international orientation and affinity with the public sector, e.g., by having had courses in the bachelor curriculum related to public sector, international relations and/or European governance. Applicants who do not have sufficient knowledge of the mentioned topics might need to do a pre-module before entering the programme.

    Please note that applicants with a Bachelor’s in Law or History, however, also need to provide evidence that they are familiar with social science methodology.

    Please have a look here for additional information on your prior education. If you are in doubt about whether your qualification are suitable, don’t hesitate to contact us.

    Motivation and international orientation

    In a reasonable amount of detail (1 A4) explain your motivation by

    • Providing reasons for applying to the programme;
    • Demonstrating relevant knowledge, experience and affinity with the field of studies (also supported by means of your resume);
    • Telling us about your plans for the future.

    Academic performance

    In addition to the credentials mentioned above, the Admission Board will also take into account your academic performance, i.e., your grades. Please note that there is no minimum score or average grade mentioned; your application will be assessed against the pool of applicants of the given year.

    For more information about admissions please visit the website:

    Tuition Fee Per Year

    • EUR 14500 International
    • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


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