The Management of Governance Networks programme is offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.
The programme offers a varied set of modules, seminars, working group sessions, and a series of guest lectures by internationally well-known scholars in which the main theoretical bodies of knowledge on governance are presented.Mode of education
The programme provides courses and training in real-life settings giving an opportunity to learn and practice scientific and managerial skills. The courses provide the most recent theoretical and empirical insights in governance and are given by leading scholars in the field. The practical skills are developed through governance labs, working group sessions and seminars. Inspirational guest lectures enable a knowledge and experience transfer from the experts in the field.
In the Master programme of Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam you learn how to manage complex societal problems within the public sector.
How to reconstruct a city centre? What are the opportunities for the management of migration flows, and how to prevent discrimination and to promote contact and cohesion in culturally diverse societies? Questions like these are dealt with in contemporary public sector.
In our globalized and complex network society there is an increasing need for experts who demonstrate analytical skills, connective leadership, entrepreneurial attitudes and a strong ethical compass to achieve innovative solutions for societal problems. The Master programme in Public Administration at Erasmus University Rotterdam focuses on the research, analysis and management of societal issues.What is this specialisation about?
How to tackle wicked societal problems like public safety, health issues (obesity), crime and unemployment? How can collaboration challenges be managed, in order to reconstruct a city centre, to construct a new transport corridor or to expand a harbor or airport? How can governments deal with protests against the location of asylum center, address air pollution or provide complex public services in care, or public transportation? These issues are dealt with in complex networks of actors. These networks are characterized by value differences between stakeholders, and the search for adequate, tailor made solutions. Are you interested in complex societal problems and ambitious enough to contribute to solving them? The specialisation Management of Governance Networks at Erasmus University Rotterdam is a challenging programme that enables its graduates to analyse, solve and manage complex societal problems within the public sector. The cornerstone of the programme is the observation that many of today’s societal challenges for which we seek solutions are very complex. This complexity implies that they:
In order to tackle these problems the governance of networks is crucial. This imposes certain requirements on public managers, such as:
This programme equips its graduates with the required competencies.Why choose this programme?
The Master programme in Public Administration provides insights, tools and competences that can be applied to governance problems found anywhere in the modern world.Management of Governance Networks
After completing this specialisation you will be able to identify and analyse complex societal problems. You will be able to function as broker between values and actors that characterize complex societal problems. You are educated to organise and manage the necessary processes to tackle these problems and develop solutions.
After graduation you might consider the following career paths:
You can apply until:
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You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
Depending on the specialisation you wish to apply for, you are eligible for admission to the programme if you have obtained a relevant Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree from a research university in the following fields of studies:
All specialisations: Public Administration / Sociology / Political Science / a Bachelor’s or undergraduate degree in other disciplines related to public administration and societal processes
Management of Governance Networks: Spatial Planning
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
For the applicants of degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:
If you have already obtained a Master's degree in the Netherlands and you are pursuing your second full-time Master programme, you might be eligible for the EUR Excellence Scholarship offered by Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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