International Public Management and Policy

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Do you want to contribute to finding solutions for global issues such as conflict, poverty, migration, environmental protection and corruption? Then this master track is what you are looking for. 

Key Facts & Figures

Type
Master
Degree
MSc
Mode of study
Full-time
Instruction language
English
Duration
1 year
Study points (EC)
60
Start date
September
Application Deadline (EEA)
15 June
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The study programme in a nutshell

The master programme International Public Management and Policy (IMP) is a one-year graduate programme that stimulates students to navigate the increasingly multinational and international nature of public management and public policy-making. 

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Student perspective - International Public Management and Policy

What you will learn

The curriculum of the master programme in International Public Management and Policy consists of various components that equip you with the concepts, tools and theories that you need to analyse complex, multi-level international issues. The skills you learn will contribute to finding solutions for transnational challenges.

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

This master programme (MSc) in Public Management and Policy:

  • has a multilevel focus, aiming at public management at the national, European, and global levels;
  • deals with public management and policy on the national, EU and international levels;
  • includes a closely supervised individual research project;
  • puts the emphasis on professional development;
  • gives you the opportunity to interact with an international student group and academics with strong international reputations.

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Career opportunities after graduation

After following an education in Public Policy, graduates become policy officers, policy advisors, consultants, managers in international organisations, lobbyists or project leaders. 

This could be your future

What do our students think?

Testimonial Varsha Goyal

Varsha Goyal - Alumna International Public Management and Policy

The most appealing aspect of this course to me was its project and career-oriented approach. The fact that you do international study trips was an additional motivation.
The most appealing aspect of this course to me was its project and career-oriented approach. The fact that you do international study trips was an additional motivation.

The most appealing aspect of this course to me was its project and career-oriented approach. The fact that you do international study trips was an additional motivation. The curriculum is very interesting and the professors are truly involved and passionate. It is, undoubtedly, an intense course at least in the first two blocks with readings, project assignments, and exams.

It was my first time writing an international Master's thesis and it was indeed a difficult yet rewarding experience. It seemed daunting at the start but thesis circles and amazing supervision by the professors made it easier and proved to be a great learning experience. 

The course teaches you to stay updated with current affairs and encourages you to read and read some more. The group assignments enabled us to think fast and differently and proved instrumental in forging some great friendships. The cohort was truly international and that made the whole learning experience inclusive and enjoyable. I had a great time pursuing this course!

Lena Wiehe - student International Public Management and Policy

Lena Wiehe

Lena Wiehe - Student International Public Management and Policy

What I appreciate the most about the IMP master is that it is very career-oriented.
Lena Wiehe - student International Public Management and Policy
What I appreciate the most about the IMP master is that it is very career-oriented.

My main motivation behind choosing the International Public Management and Policy (IMP) master was that I really wanted to have the combination of public policy and public management. I believe it is crucial that you are not only able to analyse the policies, but that you also know how you should actually implement them. Hence, the combination was important to me, and I could only find it at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. Additionally, I wanted to focus on international politics and institutions, so that made this master a perfect fit!

Since I started this master, there are now so many other factors which I would add to the list: With students coming from all over the world, you get to discuss political problems and events with students from different countries, which makes it much more exciting to exchange and challenge personal and theoretical views. What I appreciate the most about the IMP master is that it is very career-oriented. The courses will teach you not only how you can apply the theories not only in research, but also in work later. Meetings with alumni help to prepare next steps and you will get tips on how to enter the job market. The interdisciplinary structure of the master will prepare you for numerous career paths, such as working in a NGO, think tank, embassy, or consultancy.

Being a small mater programme with about 40 students, lectures are always interactive and personal. The professors go beyond in teaching and are always approachable if you have any problems. The master has surpassed my expectations and I can recommend it fully!

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