Public Administration: Research in Public Administration & Organizational Science
Successful participation in the Research Master’s Program requires a student to be well grounded in general academic knowledge and skills. They should have basic knowledge of core issues in the research area of Public Administration and Public Organizations. A strong command of research methods is recommended. We are looking for students with an honours degree, or in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the domain and proven excellence in conducting research at bachelor’s degree level.
Candidates for the Research Master’s Programme must hold one of:
- A Dutch Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration;
- A Dutch or University College Utrecht (UCU) Bachelor’s Degree in one of the related disciplines (General Social Sciences, Business Administration, Policy Studies, Communication, Cultural Anthropology, Organizational Science, Human Resource Management, Social Sciences, Sociology, Political Science);
- An international Bachelor’s Degree in one of the above mentioned disciplines;
- A one-year (inter)national Master’s Degree in one of the above mentioned disciplines.
In principle, successful participation in the Research Master’s Programme is feasible for students who are well-grounded in general academic knowledge and skills. In addition, they should have knowledge of, and insight and skills in issues of Public Administration and Public Organizations, and of research methods. More formally: an honours degree, or in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the domain and proven excellence in conducting research at bachelor’s degree level, is a prerequisite.
Students with a Bachelor’s Degree other than in Public Administration should have completed:
- at least a minor in Public Administration and Organizational Science or courses in the Bachelor’s Programme that are equivalent to the minor courses;
- at least a basic introduction to research methods, including quantitative and qualitative methods of Public Administration and Policy and Organization research, and they should be able to set up and carry out empirical research.