|Degree:||Master of Arts (MA)|
|University website:||Public Policy|
The Master of Arts in Public Policy (MAPP) program combines a strong basis in the core subjects of public policy with specialization in selected policy areas. Courses combine analysis and critical thinking with problem-solving. Students work on both academic research papers and problem-oriented policy briefs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Students may choose an area of concentration during the one-year MAPP program. These are:
• Media and Communication
• Higher Education Policy
The overarching aim of the program is to provide students with a solid grounding in key themes of public policy and policy analysis as well as practical and issue-oriented knowledge to prepare students for their future roles as policy-makers, advisors, and analysts in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Through the courses included in the core curricula, students will gain a detailed and systematic understanding of how policy-making processes are shaped and influenced by both actors and political institutions, and how public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels.
In exceptional cases, applicants with a three-year bachelor’s degree may be allowed admission into one-year master’s programs. The applicants should be aware that they may not be able to pursue a doctoral degree in the European Higher Education Area if they have accumulated less than 300 ECTS credits in their prior university studies. Applicants wishing to pursue an academic career should choose their master’s program accordingly (two-year master’s in case they completed a three-year bachelor’s degree, and one-year master’s in case they completed a four-year bachelor’s degree). For the list of conditions under which exemptions may be granted, please refer to the program’s website.
Knowledge and Understanding
By the end of the program students will have gained
Application of Knowledge, Problem Solving Abilities
They will be equipped to
Handling Complexity and Making Judgments
They will be in a position to
Learning skills and communication
And finally they will have the capacities