A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.
The master's degree in public administration encompasses the analysis of government organizations, policies, and programs. Individuals enrolled in the public administration program are able to study government decision-making and the behavior of elected and non-elected officials.
The Netherlands is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, consisting of twelve provinces in North-West Europe and three islands in the Caribbean. English speaking students will have no problems finding suitable courses. For international students applying to universities in the Netherlands, several scholarships are available.
Top Master Programs in Public Administration in Netherlands 2016/2017
By completing this Master programme you will be able to apply state-of-the-art economic theory and research methods to solve the most important policy issues of our time. [+]
Master's programme in Comparative Politics, Administration and Society (COMPASS). In this programme, you either opt for a master in Public Administration or in Political Science. COMPASS helps you to develop the skills needed for working in contemporary government. [+]
International institutions such as the UN, the EU and the IMF have grown in importance. Public policies are less and less the responsibility of a single government, but often involve several layers of government (local, regional, national, international) and different types of actors (governments, non-profit organisations, businesses). Consequently, governing has become more complex. COMPASS (Comparative Politics, Administration, and Society) helps you to develop the skills needed for working in contemporary government. The degree awarded for completing COMPASS is either a Master’s degree (MSc) in Public Administration or in Political Science.
Key featuresComparative focus: the courses address themes of current significance to governance in Europe and elsewhere, drawing on experiences from different countries and teaching the analytical skills necessary for devising effective solutions for the challenges facing society. Small-scale, interactive teaching: we believe that a personal approach can only be achieved by limiting the number of students and using interactive teaching methods that allows you to actively shape the course meetings. Room for individual specialization: there is space in the programme to choose an elective course as well as the topic of the Master’s thesis. This allows you to develop your own profile and strengthen your career prospects. ... [-]