This program focuses on the new challenges that public governments at all levels face. These flow from long-term trends such as Europeanization, globalization, changing information and communication technologies, climate change and societal fragmentation, issues related to migration and individualization, and increasing cultural pluralization.
The Master's Program starts with deepening your theoretical knowledge of central themes in Public Administration and Organization Science, such as public policy, public management, bureaucracy and public service, and human resource management. It provides a solid basis in the philosophy of science and a wide variety of research methods. All this prepares the ground for a theory-oriented or policy-oriented research project that is the core of the Program's second year.
This Master's Program prepares you for a career in which theoretically informed analysis and critical assessment of research findings are essential requirements: for example a university researcher, researcher with a research institute or think tank, as a policy advisor or consultant.
Types of teaching (in year 1):
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
Assessment interview: An intake interview is part of the selection procedure for students living in the Netherlands.
Grade list: An honours degree in theory and research in the domain and proven excellence in conducting research at Bachelor's Degree level, is a prerequisite.
Additional language requirements:
No work experience is required.
Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands
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