Public Administration

Study programme Msc public administration

The one-year, full-time Master’s programme at the University of Twente in Public Administration is an internationally oriented programme worth 60 credits. It is taught entirely in English and leads to the title of Master of Science (MSc). You can join the programme in September or in February. It will provide you with exceptional, in-depth instruction in the principles of public administration.

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What is Public Administration?

Public administration is the discipline that studies societal challenges from a design perspective on public policy, public governance, and public management. The master programme in Public Administration at Twente University is a one-year academic programme in the field of public administration that prepares students for an (inter)national career in public and private organizations. 

Programme structure

The programme combines five core courses with two elective specialization courses called a profile. Those profiles can be chosen from a broad array of domain-specific courses. The remainder of the year is used for the thesis.

In detail:

  • Q1: In the first quarter (10 credits) you will take two core courses.
  • Q2: In the second quarter (5 credits) you will follow the core course Academic Research to boost your ability to work on your thesis.
  • Q3: In the third quarter (10 credits) you will take two more core courses.
  • Q4: In the last quarter you will work on completing your Master’s thesis (25 credits).

Depending on your profile choices, courses connected to your profile are scheduled in Q1 and Q3 or another quartile. This leads to a total of 5 core courses (25 credits), two courses (10 credits) in your profile and a profile thesis of 25 credits.

Throughout the programme, you will work together in small groups with teaching staff and fellow students. Our university offers a welcoming atmosphere that is highly conducive to active learning. 

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You can find more information about the programme structure and the course descriptions here.

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