MSc programme in Public Administration 2015/2016

Specialization: Policy & Governance

Q

Code

Course

EC

Exam format

1

201100077

Policy Analysis in Public and Technological Domains

5

PSS

1

201100073

Economic Methods of Sustainability Assessment

5

PSS

1

194106090

Choose between:

Social Problems

5

PSS

 

194114060

Issues and Approaches in Higher Education Policy

 

PSS

 

194106100

Environmental Policy

 

PSS

 

201400089

Public Management: Research and applications

 

PSS

2&4

201500145

Academic Research

5

PSS

2&4

194128030

Master Thesis I

10

BAM

3

194111240

Public Governance and Policy Networks

5

PS

3

194101070

Public Governance and Legitimacy

5

PSS

3

201100076

Deliberative Governance of Knowledge & Innovation

5

PS

4&2

194128030

Master Thesis II

15

BAM

 

 

 

total: 60 EC

 

Specialization: Public Safety

Q

Code

Course

EC

Exam format

1

201100077

Policy Analysis in Public and Technological Domains

5

PSS

1

201100079

Public and private Policing

5

PSS

1

194106090

Social problems

5

PSS

2&4

201500145

Academic Research

5

PGI

2&4

194128030

Master Thesis I

10

BAM

3

194111240

Public Governance and Policy Networks

5

PS

3

194101070

Public Governance and Legitimacy

5

PSS

3

201100081

Public Safety and Public Safety Governance

5

PSS

4&2

194128030

Master Thesis II

15

BAM

 

 

 

total: 60 EC

 

Specialization: Public Management

Q

Code

Course

EC

Exam format

1

201400089

Public management: Research and applications

5

PSS

1

194107040

Public Sector Reform

5

PSS

1

201500083

Change management and consultancy

5

PSS

2&4

201500145

Academic Research

5

PGI

2&4

194128030

Master Thesis I

10

BAM

3

192340101

Implementation of IT in organizations

5

PSS

3

194101070

Public Governance and Legitimacy

5

PSS

3

194111240

Public Governance and Policy Networks

5

PS

4&2

194128030

Master Thesis II

15

BAM

 

 

total:

60 EC

 

Specialization: Regulation & Innovation

Q

Code

Course

EC

Exam format

1

201500142

Global and European Challenges

5

PSS

1

201100077

Policy Analysis in Public and Technological Domains

5

PSS

1

201100073

194107040

Choose one from:

Economic Methods of Sustainability Assessment

Public Sector Reform

5

 

2&4

201500145

Academic Research

5

PGI

2&4

194128030

Master Thesis I

5

BAM

3

201200042

Current affairs in advanced technology

5

PSS

3

201200039

Smart rules and regimes

5

PSS

3

194111240

194101070

201100081

Choose one out of:

Public Governance and Policy Networks

Public Governance and Legitimacy

Public Safety and Public Safety Governance

10

 

4&2

194128030

Master Thesis II

15

BAM

 

 

 

total: 60 EC

 

1b Content of the specializations

The Master’s programme Public Administration differentiates the following specializations.

Policy and Governance (PG)

The track Policy & Governance prepares students for careers in public governance, in policy-related advisory and staff functions in both public and private organizations. To this end it focuses on two main themes: Policy, aimed at the design of effective public policies, and Governance, with special attention for legitimacy and feasibility issues. The master thesis consists of a research project on a problem related to public policy and governance. In two of the obligatory courses, the policy aspects of especially Sustainability and Knowledge and innovation are highlighted. The optional course has four choices, of which three are aimed at a specific policy field.

Public Safety (PS)

The track Public Safety shares courses with the track Policy & Governance. Complementing these generic courses on public governance and policy, the remaining courses pay special attention to subjects that offer insight and academic knowledge in the core of (governing) public safety. In addition, the Master’s project in this track will concentrate on a subject related to the field of safety.

Public Management (PM)

Public management studies the interaction between the political system, bureaucracy and the (semi) public sector from an organizational and inter-organizational perspective.

Examples include the success of public sector reforms in new EU member states, or public sector reforms in response to the recent financial-economic crisis. The field also studies internally and externally oriented management activities within and between (semi-)public organizations, which are thought to explain the performance of (semi-)public sector organizations.

Regulation and Innovation (RI)

In this specialisation we focus on the relation between regulation and technological innovation. You will especially address the legal side of governance of regulation, to promote technological innovation in balance with checking the risks of technological innovation.

You will learn to understand the main issues in technology with the course Current Affairs in Advanced Technology, and you are offered the opportunity to choose two courses of interest on this topic, e.g. health care, sustainability, energy sector, food industry or ICT.