You will combine theories of public administration, organisational science, and management with in-depth training in research methods. There is a focus on the challenges that governments nowadays face, such as mediatization, ageing, declining trust in the government and societal fragmentation. Challenges within public organisations are analysed, such as management professional conflicts and the role of risk when innovating. After obtaining this research master you are one step ahead of other job seekers when applying for positions in research, consultancy or policy advice.
This master Public Administration and Organisational Science programme at Erasmus University Rotterdam prepares you for a range of careers in which theoretically informed analysis and critical assessment of research findings are essential requirements. You may continue with a PhD programme starting an academic career. But you are also well-positioned for roles at research institutes, think tanks, government agencies and non-profit organisations. Also, a significant number of our graduates go on to careers in consulting firms.
Towards an academic career
This programme provides students with a thorough preparation for an academic career by:
- facilitating research within the context of university research programmes;
- facilitating internships and research for external parties.
Towards a professional career
After finishing this programme, you can become a(n):
- academic researcher;
- applied researcher.
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- Core themes and modern classics: Public Administration
- Philosophy of science
- Core themes and modern classics: Public organisations and professionals
- Designing research in social sciences
- Method workshop 1: High control design
- Workshop survey designs or workshop experimental design
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- 24 months
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DisciplinesSociology Public Administration Organisational Behaviour View 24 other Masters in Organisational Behaviour in Netherlands
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We invite students with a relevant, international Bachelor’s Degree to apply for our programme. Successful participation in the Research Master’s programme requires a student to be well grounded in general academic knowledge and skills. They should have basic knowledge of core issues in the research area of public administration and public organisations. A strong command of research methods is recommended. We are looking for students with an honours degree, or in-depth knowledge of theory and research in the domain and proven excellence in conducting research at bachelor’s degree level.
- A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration;
- An (inter)national Bachelor's Degree or a one-year (inter)national Master's Degree or a Dutch or University College Utrecht (UCU) Bachelor's Degree in one of the related disciplines:
- General Social Sciences
- Political Science
- Social Sciences
- Human Resource Management
- Organisational Science
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International15500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2168 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2168 EUR per year during 24 months.
Living costs for Rotterdam
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
For the applicants of the various degree programmes of Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences at Erasmus University Rotterdam the following funding possibilities are available:
- Holland Scholarship for excellent non-EEA applicants
- L-EARN for impact Scholarship
- Erasmus Trustfonds Scholarship
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.