In the Master's programme in Public Administration at Radboud University you study how organisations in and around public administration operate and how they are organised. The Master’s in Public Administration continues on from the Bachelor's in Public Administration, but can also be followed as an independent Master’s after, for example, a Bachelor's programme in History. Graduates of the Master’s in Public Administration can become public manager: someone who can use their extensive knowledge on the workings and structure of the government to put forward solutions for internal organisational problems and social governmental policy issues.
The Master’s programme in Public Administration offers four specialisations, one in English and three in Dutch. In all specialisations there is plenty of attention for management, administrative ethics and policy issues, both theoretical and practical. - Comparative Politics, Administration and Society - Beleid en advies - Besturen van veiligheid - Management en organisatie van de publieke sector
Admission requirements for international students
1. A Bachelor's degree in Public Administration, Political Science or a related discipline from a recognised university.
2. Competency in Social Science Research Methodology (quantitative and qualitative) Due to the strong academic nature of this programme, it is essential that students have basic research skills.
3. Proficiency in English In order to take part in this programme, you need to have fluency in both written and spoken English.This requirement has been satisfied when the student meets one of the following conditions: - Has successfully completed a three-year Bachelor's programme at a Dutch university. - Is a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the United States of America. - Has successfully completed a Bachelor's programme that was taught completely in the English language in one of the following countries: EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America. - Has successfully completed a Master's programme from a Dutch university of applied sciences (HBO).
All other students need one of the following certificates (which may not be older than two years). - A TOEFL score of ≥575 (paper based) or ≥232 (computer based) or ≥90 (internet based), with subscores not lower than 18 - A IELTS score of ≥6.5, with subscores not lower than 6.0 - Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher