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9 Master of Science Programs in Governance

A Master of Science is a degree typically pursued after receiving a Bachelor of Science. While working toward an advanced degree over a typical period of between one and two years, students can obtain an in-depth understanding of their chosen scientific specialty. What is an MSc in Governance? These programs teach the fundamentals of policies and their effects on the world. Students can learn how… Read more

A Master of Science is a degree typically pursued after receiving a Bachelor of Science. While working toward an advanced degree over a typical period of between one and two years, students can obtain an in-depth understanding of their chosen scientific specialty.

What is an MSc in Governance? These programs teach the fundamentals of policies and their effects on the world. Students can learn how to critically evaluate economic policy and its application to the modern world. By learning the methodology, students can prepare for emerging global issues and understand how to deal with those that presently affect the world. These programs usually teach students both practical and theoretical ways to guide organizations in an increasingly global world.

By graduating with a Master of Science in Governance, students can improve their ability to critically think on all decisions in life. Skills gained by working in groups and presenting during a typical program help facilitate day-to-day interactions with others and improve teamwork and communication.

Advancing to a master’s degree varies in cost. Each program has a different tuition fee and length. Students can compare costs by contacting any prospective school for an estimate.

With the internationalization of the world, companies and organizations need scientifically founded guidance in public policy. In the public sector, a graduate could find a job assisting governments in both developing and developed countries. The private sector hires people with master's degrees in governance to help evaluate the impact of policy changes. Research jobs evaluating the present and future of the world’s global balance may be available. Students can also pursue jobs as researchers, advocates, public relations officials and educators.

An MSc in Governance can lead to many careers that affect the world in a major way. These programs are offered at several locations globally. In this digital age, online classes are an option that may be available at participating schools. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form

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Erasmus University Rotterdam - Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
Rotterdam, Netherlands

This master track focuses on how land and natural resources are approached, handled and how these elements contribute to, or slow down, the development of equitable and sustai ... +

This master track focuses on how land and natural resources are approached, handled and how these elements contribute to, or slow down, the development of equitable and sustainable cities. It engages with the influence of land governance on supporting sustainable and resilient urban development in social, economic and environmental aspects. Key topics include settlement informality, displacement and gentrification. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainab ... +

In the Governance of Sustainability programme, you will be educated to be a future 'broker' or 'change maker' to improve the quality of governance solutions to major sustainability challenges. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
Feb 2022
Campus
 
Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs i ... +

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in both the private and public sectors. The MSc in European Politics and Governance curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of EU policies and to prepare students for increasingly complex responsibilities in diplomacy, international organisations and the public sector, local government, and research and non-profit organisations. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 

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Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Acquire the skills and know-how needed for kickstarting a career in diplomacy, national and international institutions or many more related fields. This programme is taught by ... +

Acquire the skills and know-how needed for kickstarting a career in diplomacy, national and international institutions or many more related fields. This programme is taught by experienced professors with close links to the policy-making community in Brussels. Lay the foundation for a successful career in one of the world’s governance centres. -
MSc
Full-time
English
19 Sep 2022
31 Mar 2022
Campus
 
University of Antwerp
Antwerp, Belgium

This Master’s programme analyses governance problems and possible responses, with due consideration to the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the ... +

This Master’s programme analyses governance problems and possible responses, with due consideration to the specific historical pathways of individual countries, as well as the interaction between dynamics at the national/state level and the local/society level. It also addresses the impact of global developments. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Neapolis University Pafos Distance Learning
Paphos, Cyprus

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs i ... +

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in both the private and public sectors. The programme’s curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of EU policies and to prepare students for increasingly complex responsibilities in diplomacy, international organisations and the public sector, local government, and research and non-profit organisations. -
MSc
Part-time
3 semesters
English, Greek
Online
 
Estonian University of Life Sciences
Tartu, Estonia

If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the program for you. EGACC is an international progr ... +

If you are interested in the future of the world and want to have a say in the rapidly changing environment, then EGACC is the program for you. EGACC is an international program designed to teach how to resolve social, environmental, and economic challenges the world is facing today. It covers a very broad field of subjects from policies and legislation to information technology and science in the light of various challenges caused by climatic change. Waste issues, water shortage problems, global warming-induced challenges are all the harsh realities we are facing today, and sadly it is getting worse tomorrow. Environmental Governance and Adaption to Climate Change is a joint study program between the Estonian University of Life Sciences and the University of Tartu. The general objective is to prepare middle managers with comprehensive and specific knowledge and practical skills, who, as specialists, are able to take responsibility and make strategic decisions to formulate and implement environmental management and environmental policy at the international level, considering the climate change and the European Green Deal. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

Responding to the growing need for professionals in eGovernance and digitalization in the public sector, this unique and interdisciplinary program empowers students to become ... +

Responding to the growing need for professionals in eGovernance and digitalization in the public sector, this unique and interdisciplinary program empowers students to become specialists that combine knowledge on public administration and public management with expertise on information systems and eGovernance. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with developme ... +

International development is the multidisciplinary study of how communities and states attain the economic, socio-political and other characteristics associated with development. This programme is designed to give you the opportunity to: develop a comprehensive multidisciplinary understanding of international development; examine the possibilities for development in a globalising world; understand the reasons for the persistence of global poverty and inequality and how current development paradigms contribute to poverty reduction and human development; apply development theory to enhance development practice at the grassroots; and identify, design and implement appropriate interventions to improve development outcomes. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Campus