MA in International Water Governance and Water Diplomacy
The two year MA programme in International Water Governance and Water Diplomacy, starting September 2021, offers up-to-date, practice-oriented education for practicing and future water managers, diplomats, national and international civil servants engaged in transboundary or global environmental issues. Based on a blend of natural and social sciences, extensive field training and project-based teamwork, the programme is aimed to enable students to master complex water policy challenges, decisions, and conflict situations. Duration: 4 semester-long full-time degree program (120 ECTS).
Duration: 4 semester-long full-time degree program (120 ECTS).
How to apply: https://en.uni-nke.hu/admissions/how-to-apply
Why study water international governance and diplomacy?
While water war theories have been a popular feature of international politics for decades, reality shows that even bitter interstate tensions surrounding water tend to become a source of cooperation rather than conflict. The potent megatrends of our era, such as demographic change, urbanization or climate change, however, create new pressures on how countries manage water domestically and in their international relations. Scientific consensus suggests that the current water crisis is a crisis of governance. The root of the problem, therefore, lies not necessarily in the limited availability of water. Rather, how laws, policy, and financial decisions on water are made, implemented and followed up by government and society. Such challenges surface with even greater force in an intestate context where the action or inaction of a country may give rise to disproportionate negative impacts on the water resources available to others. Consequently, the knowledge of how to prevent, manage and resolve water conflicts at the domestic and international level will be a critical asset for the prosperity and stability of any nation in the 21st century.
University of Public Service and water
The University of Public Service has been conceived as a comprehensive school of government encompassing all major fields of the management of a modern state: public administration, defense, law enforcement and diplomacy. University of Public Service also boasts Hungary’s oldest higher education institution dedicated to water: the Faculty of Water Science, located in the city of Baja on the banks of the river Danube. In recent years, the Faculty has significantly expanded its research and educational activities reaching out to the political, policy, legal, and institutional dimensions of water. Importantly, the Faculty also serves as the official retraining institution of the Hungarian water authorities that offers students a unique access to the daily practice of water management in the broader Danube basin. The MA programme has been developed by the Faculty’s Department of Water and Environmental Policy, seated in Budapest, that specializes in water governance.
The entry requirements:
To get admission to a master-level the degree programme, applicants have to present a bachelor's degree (or equivalent), that includes the completion of at least 180 ECTS credits. Final year students are also encouraged to apply, presenting the diplomas after graduation is allowed in the application process. In general, students must have an educational background that is related to the programme they are applying for. In this regard, each programme has different requirements. An assessment of your previous academic qualifications in relation to the general entrance requirements will be made by the University. Please note that you must provide adequate supporting documentation in the form of diplomas or official transcripts specifying all courses completed. Upon successful application, the original documents have to be presented as well. All documentation has to be in English or provided with an official English translation.
The costs of tuition for 20 full-time and 15 part-time students of Hungarian nationality will be covered by the public administration government scholarship scheme. An additional 20 full time and 15 part-time students can participate in the programme subject to a fee of HUF 295 000/semester and HUF 285 000/semester, respectively.
Budapest, Hungary, premises of the University of Public Service.
Admission and application:
Conditions of application:
bachelor degree in political science, law, engineering, water management, economics, natural sciences, social sciences, international relations,
proof language proficiency (English)
Admission is subject to prior interview. Applications by students of Hungarian nationality: as specified on www.felvi.hu. Foreign students please contact: email@example.com
Application form: (currently under construction)
Dr. Tamás Enikő Anna International Coordinator of the Faculty E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org