M.Sc. On Campus

Public Policy and Human Development

Maastricht University

12 months
13800 EUR/year
2168 EUR/year
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Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University  emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or more specifically, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance. 


At Public Policy and Human Development from Maastricht University you will be equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enable you to work as a policy designer or policy analyst. You will be capable of working within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels.


Our graduates are trained policymakers and analysts, who go on to work in public policy and academia or for NGOs and consultancies. Thanks to the skills acquired in the programme and the support provided during the Employability Track, they can identify and review different policy options and implement the adequate policy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Policy

  • Public Economics

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Data Science & Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • a recent copy of your CV
  • a copy of your passport
  • a passport-size picture
  • proof of proficiency in English
  • two letters of reference, from current or former professors and/or employers
  • copies of your degree(s) and lists of grades (If necessary translated in English by an official translation agency)
  • a motivation letter which explains why you chose this programme and which convinces the Board of Admissions that you will complete the programme successfully
  • an essay (400 words in Word/PDF with searchable text)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13800 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13800 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    2168 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maastricht

700 - 1170 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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