Public Administration, M.Sc.

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


In the master programme of Management of Governance Networks at Erasmus University Rotterdam you learn how to manage complex societal problems within the public sector.

How to tackle a complex societal and health problem like obesity? How do you solve the problem of youth unemployment in the EU? How do you manage the demands and needs of all the parties involved when an international airport decides to expand? Questions like these are dealt with in complex networks of actors. They are characterized by value differences between stakeholders, as well as by the effort to find adequate tailor-made solutions. In our globalized and complex network society there is an increasing need for people who have the skills to grasp complex societal problems. Experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for these problems.


Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

Programme Structure

Programme internationalization:

    This programme has a workload of 60 ECTS.


    Governance of Migration and Diversity:

    What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows? How to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies?

    Management of Governance Networks:

    How to tackle a complex societal and health problem like obesity? How do you manage the demands and needs of all the parties involved when an international airport decides to expand?

    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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    English Language Requirements

    This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

    Take IELTS test

    Academic Requirements

    Prior education

    Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, 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:

    Admission to all specializations: prior education in Public Administration/ Sociology/ Political Science/ a Bachelor's or undergraduate degree in other disciplines related to public administration and societal processes

    Admission to Governance in Migration and Diversity: prior education in European Studies/ International Relations/Social Geography/Liberal Arts

    Admission to Management of Governance Networks: prior education in Spatial Planning

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    Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

    • EUR 14500 International
    • EUR 2006 EU/EEA


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