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The award

How long you will study
1 year

Domestic course fees
EU 2006 per year

How you will study

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International course fees
EUR 9432 per year

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About Public Administration at Radboud University

Title/degree: Master of Science (MSc)
Duration: 1 year (60 EC), full time
Start month: September
Language of instruction: Dutch or English
Croho code: 66627

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.

Master's specialisations

The programme offers four specialisations, one in English and three in Dutch. All specialisations focus on management, administrative ethics and policy issues, both theoretical and practical:

Comparative Politics, Administration and Society

Combine Political Science and Public Administration to analyse and explain differences between (international) policies and governments.

Beleid en advies (in Dutch)

Designing and implementing policy are the main focus of this specialisation. How can you ensure that new policy is effective and legitimate?

Besturen van veiligheid (in Dutch)

Learn how to manage crises and analyse current safety issues. Which procedures are needed for a secure safety policy and secure crisis management?

Management en organisatie (in Dutch)

Discover how public organisations are managed and how they interact with other public and private organisations. How can they effectively solve contemporary policy issues?

Research Master's

Radboud University, together with five other Dutch universities, also offers an intensive two-year Research Master's in Public Administration and Organisational Science. The programme focuses on how to conduct research, which helps you understand and properly react to social transformations such as globalisation, changing information and communication technologies, societal fragmentation caused by migration and cultural pluralisation.

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Entry requirements

Admission requirements for students with a Dutch university Bachelor's degree

In order to be admitted to the Public Administration programme you will need a completed academic Bachelor's degree in Public Administration or Political Science.

Admission requirements for students with a foreign Bachelor's degree

For those who don't meet the requirements

If you do not meet these admission requirements (which includes students with a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Science, in Dutch HBO), it may be possible to take the Dutch pre-Master in Bestuurskunde or pre-Master in Politicologie.


For more information you can contact the academic advisor Nol Vermeulen. He will be happy to assist you!

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