Public Administration and Organisational Science (Research Master)

Is this the programme you're looking for?

Do you want to become able to help governments better tackle governance challenges through advanced theory-informed research and evidence-based policy advice? Then this is your MSc!

Key Facts & Figures

Research Master
Mode of study
Instruction language
2 years
Study points (EC)
Start date
Application Deadline (EEA)
1 April
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The study programme in a nutshell

Through this challenging, two-year research master programme you will gain deep theoretical knowledge in public policy, governance and management, and advanced methodological skills, with much room for your own interests.

Why this study

What you will learn

This master degree is a joint programme offered by four Dutch universities: Utrecht University, Tilburg University, Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the Free University of Amsterdam. The participating institutes belong to the best Public Administration and Organisation Science research groups in Europe. 

Programme overview

Is this the right programme for you?

In addition to lectures and tutorials, this master contains:

  • individual and small group assignments and presentations;
  • visits to knowledge institutes with leading researchers;
  • a research thesis trajectory with the option to write an academic article.

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Career opportunities after graduation

This research master prepares you for a career in research, consultancy, government and the public sector at large.

This could be your future

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