Public Administration and Organisational Science

Master of Science (MSc) in Public Administration and Organisational Science

Explore core issues in Public Administration and Organisational Science. This master programme prepares you for a career as a researcher, management consultant, or policy advisor.

A changing climate, porous borders, the knowledge economy, the internet of things. The world is changing at an unprecedented pace, throwing up tantalizing opportunities as well as wicked problems for the way in which we govern our societies. Public administrators respond to these challenges in a variety of ways. As a student of this research master you will analyse how such initiatives help governments cope with the challenges of modernity.

Private, civil society groups and the public sector have the shared responsibility to tackle these modern challenges. Your study of the public domain and the critical issues in that domain will therefore focus on public organisations in the broadest sense of the word.

Why study a Research Master in Public Administration in Rotterdam?

This programme is a collaboration with Utrecht University, Tilburg University, VU University Amsterdam, Radboud University and the University of Twente. The lecturers have an excellent track record in public administration and organisational science. Unique about this two-year master programme is the intensive interaction between professors and students, personal attention and a focus on tracks for both research and consultancy/public policy advice.