MSc Public Administration

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Program Description

Want to understand how to address humankind’s most pressing issues - big challenges arising from climate change, technological innovation, economic and political crises - from the perspective of governance? The MSc in Public Administration is for you!

What does this master programme entail?

The Master's programme in Public Administration builds on topical research in public sector management, public policy, domestic and international and European governance. The programme provides students with in-depth understanding of the functioning of administrations in Europe, at the national level, in comparison with other European countries and in the multi level context of the European Union.

The master's in Public Administration gives you a unique multi-level perspective on managing policy challenges in their complex societal setting where multiple actors, interests and policy areas intertwine. The three specialisations focus on an organisational, international, and economic apporach, respectively.

Three reasons to choose Public Administration at Leiden University

  • The Leiden MPA takes a distinctive approach: governance is examined from a multi-level perspective with the object of effectively developing governance solutions to societal challenges. Taught in The Hague, a hub of international governance organisations.
  • 3 unique specialisations: Economics & Governance, International & European Governance, and Public Management.
  • Strong academic orientation; faculty is drawn from Leiden’s Institute of Public Management with guest lecturers from the field.

Public Administration: the right programme for you?

  • Are you fascinated in watching the whole context of dilemmas and challenges experienced by governments and societies worldwide?
  • Do you want to address these issues from the perspective of governance?
  • Do you have an affinity with a specific area of governance, as addressed by the specialisations in this programme – like economics and governance, international governance, or public management?
  • Do you want to contribute to research and practice in this crucial area?

Then this programme is for you!

Admission and Application

Do you want to apply for this master’s programme at Leiden University? Find out how to apply for your programme by following the step-by-step guide in the application and admission section:
https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/education/study-programmes/master/public-administration/toelating-en-aanmelding

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Study in the Hague, a hub of international governance organisations

Last updated Aug 2019

About the School

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national an ... Read More

Are you curious, critical and involved in the world around you? At Leiden University, the oldest university in the Netherlands, you can make a valuable contribution to tackling the various national and international challenges facing modern society. Together with academics and fellow students from all over the world, you will actively address these challenges. We keep an open mind, do not shy away from difficult discussions and allow one another the space to disagree. We expect the same active, open-minded and critical attitude from you. We challenge you to look beyond your own boundaries. Leiden University welcomes anyone who wants to achieve their full potential. Our modest community size in the historical cities of Leiden and The Hague creates a highly personal and committed atmosphere. Together, we map out a learning path that suits you and your ambitions. You will also be encouraged to conduct research in cooperation with eminent and enthusiastic scholars. The knowledge and skills you develop here will benefit you for the rest of your life, regardless of the career path you choose! Read less
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