Why this Study programme

International Public Management and Policy

Public policy has an international orientation that is underlined by the central role of organisations such as the EU and the UN. This master programme endows you with theories, concepts and skills that you need to work effectively in an international environment. The knowledge we provide will enable you to contribute to finding solutions for global issues such as international conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption. The programme forms a clear pathway to developing a career in public or private sector organisations. Erasmus University Rotterdam is an international top university in a vibrant city that is the gateway to Europe. Our faculty consists of top-notch scholars in the academic fields of public administration, political science, international relations, development studies, and European integration, who also regularly participate in policy debates.

Kristel Segeren

One of the topical problems we study during the programme is international development. 

You will learn more about the process of EU policymaking. 

How do structures of global governance change?


Why study the master programme International Public Management and Policy in Rotterdam?

The programme features:

  • A multi-level focus, dealing with public management and public policy on the national, EU and international levels;
  • A closely supervised individual research project;
  • A study trip to international organisations in Geneva  and European institutions in Brussels "(facilitated by the program, presently planned for March 2021, if possible in light of the circumstances);
  • Strong emphasis on professional development;
  • The opportunity to interact with an international student group and academics with strong international reputations.
  • An interdisciplinary nature, including knowledge from public administration, political science, international relations and political economy.
  • Access to a unique network of programme alumni active across the world.
  • Exchange opportunities at our partner institutions – leading universities across Europe.
  • Education at the department of Public Administration and Sociology that has been #4 in the Shanghai Ranking in the field of public administration in 2022.


We offer an interdisciplinary and multilevel governance perspectives on the world’s most pressing issues. If you like to be challenged, you will not be disappointed!

Virtual Session Master International Management & Public Policy

What I appreciate the most about the IMP master is that it is very career-oriented.
I have learned to approach problems differently and to change perspectives more often to understand our world better.
This master is not your typical Public Administration course and the composition of the classes and the courses, challenge you to think outside the box.
Erasmus University Rotterdam has delivered on my post-graduate programme requirements by offering genuinely interesting and academically rigorous classes in global governance, EU policy making, and EU foreign policy that have been taught by engaging and well-respected professors.


Why study at Erasmus University Rotterdam?

Welcome to the highly-ranked Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), a research university located in the city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. EUR offers 13 selective bachelor programmes, and more than 50 top master programmes, taught in English.

Erasmus University traces its origins back to 1913. The university has become internationally recognised for its distinct social orientation in education and research. Our 30,000+ students come from more than 100 countries all around the world.

Erasmus University Rotterdam. Make it happen.


Rotterdam: Make It Happen

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