Are you fascinated by the role government and public organizations play in tackling the grand challenges our society faces today? Are you looking for an opportunity to fuse an academic grounding in public policy, governance and management with 21st-century skills and leading-edge expertise in a specific domain, such as healthcare, the environment, or Industry 4.0? If so, the Master’s programme Public Administration (PA) at the University of Twente is the right choice for you.
This one-year, English-taught Master’s programme offers you the chance to develop outstanding expertise in public administration and to combine that with cross-disciplinary research in a societal domain you are excited about. You can tap into research in which our scientists are among the world’s best, such as Intelligent Manufacturing Systems, Engineering our Digital Society, Technology for Personalized Healthcare, or Regional Policy in the Netherlands (our only Dutch-taught profile). Your ability to fuse the latest science and technology with your public administration research and designs will give you the best preparation you can get for an impacting and meaningful career.
The programme is designed to equip you for tackling today’s most pressing political and administrative challenges in one of three key roles:
- Public Leader – for example, politicians or CEOs;
- Public Manager – for example, senior officials with ministerial departments, public managers;
- Public Advisor – for example, civil servants, policy makers, consultants, researchers.
Check the programme structure of the Public Administration Master.
There are many different Public Administration Master’s programmes available around the world. Ours is different. Here are 5 reasons why: