Learn to address political-administrative, societal, and technological challenges through the development of public policy, public management, and public governance.
As a student of this Master’s, you will learn to investigate and find solutions to complex public issues that society is facing today. You will ask yourself: what does good public governance entail in an increasingly digital society? How can you make collective decisions for society, based on limited, or even contradictory information and evidence? In essence, you are prepared to play a vital role in (supporting) government decision-making and implementation processes. You will learn to investigate, develop, analyse and evaluate public policies in the face of multiple and conflicting stakeholder interests.
This Master’s places public administration in today’s modern technological context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What does it take for governments to implement new sustainable energy technologies? How can governments adapt their infrastructures to self-driving cars? How can governments prevent the outbreak of new viruses? What are the opportunities and challenges of smart cities? But also, how can governments themselves optimise their workflow by adopting automation technologies? There is a very broad range of topics, domains and challenges you can explore yourself within this Master’s.
As a student of the Master’s in Public Administration at UT, you have the opportunity to tailor your programme to your interests and ambitions. You will not just gain a strong foundation in core themes within the field of public administration, but you will be able to develop your own unique profile with a selection of profile courses, combined with your final thesis.
You might want to become a public manager within the healthcare sector or advise governments on sustainable policies. Or what about starting a career with the police? Your Master’s in Public Administration at the University of Twente is the perfect starting point to build expertise for your future career!
You can choose to build your curriculum around one of six unique profiles, each of which covers a specific domain within public administration.
As a graduate of this Master’s, you have acquired specific scientific knowledge, skills, and values.
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