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ICT in Business and the Public Sector: ICT in the Public Sector

Leiden University

Master Postgraduate Leiden

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Economics, commerce, management and accounting
Course summary In this master's programme you will get a better understanding of ICT in the Public Sector and its impact on governance.
Course description Challenges concerning the use of ICT in the public sector are huge. These challenges are related to efficiency and effectiveness, but can also strengthen the democratic functions. You will study issues relevant in the public domain such as politico-administrative relations, European procurement a data-driven policy development. You will learn how to benefit from your Computer Science knowledge by applying this knowledge on an administrative, managerial level. Are you interested in understanding the many functions and roles IT have and how they should be governed? Do you have a bachelor's degree in computer science (or equivalent) and would you like to apply that knowledge in a governmental environment? Then ICT in the Public Sector is the right choice for you. Besides understanding issues relevant in the public domain, this master's programme covers the interface between IT and management in the Public Sector. In several courses, we cooperate with our faculty of Governance and Global affairs in The Hague.
Study subjects
Course objectives The MSc specialisation ICT in the Public Sector gives you the opportunity to study the field of IT management in a governmentall setting. You will learn how to benefit from your technical Computer Science knowledge on an administrative, management level.
ECTS credits 120.00
Duration 24 month(s)
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes colloquium, computer exercise, group assignment, lecture, individual assignment, research, research project, research proposal, project, tutorial, working group
Accreditation NVAO

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science
Information about the institution High-quality education, a broad choice of programmes and all complemented with personal support make Leiden University the perfect option for successfully taking your studies to the next level.


Admission requirements
Language requirements
Professional experience required -
Duration 24 month(s)
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2020 15 Jun 2020 1 Apr 2020
1 Feb 2021 1 Dec 2020 15 Oct 2020
1 Sep 2021 15 Jun 2021 1 Apr 2021
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2020 (FT)€ 2143€ 18300n.a.

In short, the following rules apply:

  • The “EU/EEA rate” is the regular fee for students from within the EU/EEA.
  • The “non-EU/EEA rate” is the rate for students from outside the EU/EEA.
  • The “institutional rate” is for all students who have already obtained a bachelor’s or master’s degree and who want to start a second programme leading to a degree at the same level or at a lower level.
  • Note that FT, PT and D stand for "full-time", "part-time" and "dual", respectively.

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