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Public Policy and Human Development

Maastricht University

Master Postgraduate Maastricht

Course description

Qualification Master of Science
Field of study Law, public administration, public order and safety
Course summary The Master in Public Policy and Human Development equips students with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enable them to work as policy designers and policy analysts.
Course description The Master of Science (MSc) in Public Policy and Human Development emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or more specifically, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance. Students are equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enable them to work as policy designers and policy analysts. They are capable of working within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels. Public policy issues are growing in complexity and there's an increasing interconnectedness between local, national and international levels of decision making and implementation. This can be seen in current public policy concerns such as: * the impact of immigration policies * healthcare access for children in developing countries * mitigation of the effects of global warming * the conflict of China's economic growth and its sustainable development * the watchdog role of the media Due to the increasing complexity of the issues, there is a growing need for specialists in policy analysis who have a combination of technical skills as well as theoretical and specific area knowledge.
Study subjects -
Course objectives The program trains students to analyse, monitor and evaluate policies in order to be able to give recommendations for improving or replacing existing policies and for proposing new policies. Students are equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge, which enable them to work resourcefully as policy designers and policy analysts in public and private institutions.
ECTS credits 60.00
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Language of instruction English
Instruction modes case study, literature study, oral presentation, computer exercise, research, research project, tutorial, lecture, working group, group assignment, group discussion, individual assignment, self study, project, seminar
Accreditation -

About the institution

Department Faculty of Science and Engineering
Information about the institution Maastricht University (UM), the most international university in the Netherlands, stands out for its innovative approach to learning and international outlook.

Admission

Admission requirements
  1. * basic knowledge of statistics and a solid understanding of pre-calculus algebra * basic knowledge of economics, social sciences, political science
  2. bachelor's or master's degree from a relevant academic field such as economics, international relations, political science, law, social sciences, business administration, health sciences or public health
  3. a motivation letter which explains why you choose this programme and which convinces the Board of Admissions that you will complete the programme successfully
Language requirements
IELTS overall band 7
TOEFL computer based 240
TOEFL internet based 100
TOEFL paper based 600
Professional experience required -
Duration 12 month(s)
full-time
Application deadlines
Start date EU/EEA Students Non-EU/EEA students
1 Sep 2019 15 Jul 2019 15 Jun 2019
1 Sep 2020 15 Jul 2020 15 Jun 2020
Tuition fees
Year EU/EEA Non-EU/EEA Institutional
2019 (FT)€ 2060€ 13800€ 13800

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.

Make sure you contact your institution to find out what rate applies to you. The rates listed here are estimates.

Scholarships

Orange Knowledge Programmes (OKP), Ford Foundation/Ford-IFP, Fulbright grant, Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program, Libertas Support Fund, Maastricht University High Potential Scholarship, MENA Scholarship Programme (MSP), Orange Knowledge Scholarship Programme (formerly NFP), StuNed Scholarship Programme, University Fund Limburg (UFL)

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Contact

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