M.Sc. Research in Public Administration and Organisational Science

Utrecht University

Application deadline: Start in 1 September: May (non-EEA: March).
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Start date: September  2014
Credits: 120 ECTS
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Description

The MA in Research in Public Administration and Organizational Science (PAOS) focuses on societal problems and critical challenges that organizations in the public domain face.

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.

Contents

Types of teaching (in year 1):

  • theory: 45%
  • practice: 25%
  • self study: 30%

Programme internationalization:

  • Studying abroad is optional.
  • The percentage of foreign students: 0%
  • The percentage of foreign teachers: 0%
  • The percentage of students abroad: 0%
  • The percentage of teachers abroad: 0%

This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.

Requirements

Assessment interview

Grade list

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:

  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English: B1
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English: C1
  • IELTS overall band: 6.5
  • IELTS writing: 6
  • TOEFL paper based: 580
  • TOEFL computer based: 237
  • TOEFL internet based: 93

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: 75 (Grade B)
TOEFL paper-based test score : 580
TOEFL iBT® test: 93

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Accreditation

Accredited by: NVAO in: Netherlands

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