Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences - Health and Life Sciences-based Policy at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam gives you insights into the theories and strategies that are needed to address societal issues through (governmental) policy at various levels. You will be introduced to specialised knowledge and understanding in the discipline of policy analysis, focusing particularly on different forms of ‘governance’ and interactive policy-making.
You will also acquire skills in data-collection methods, using written and digital sources as well as interviews and focus group discussions. Ultimately, you will be able to independently facilitate group processes for interactive policy-making. You will also be able to apply various analytical tools to structure multidisciplinary data towards strategically designed recommendations.
Having completed the Master's programme in Management Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in the Health and Life Sciences, your career prospects are promising.
When you’ve completed the MPA programme, you have developed the following core competencies:
- Analysing complex societal issues related to the health and life sciences.
- Formulating and implementing strategies to deal with complex societal problems using interdisciplinary research.
- Effectively cooperating and communicating with researchers from scientific disciplines outside the health and life sciences and with societal actors.
- Research Methods for Analysing Complex Problems
- Analysis of Governmental Policy
- Communication, Organisation and Management
- Ethics in Life Sciences
- Scientific Writing in English
- Policy, Politics and Participation
- Science in Dialogue
- Innovation Behaviour and Economy
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , National
DisciplinesHealth Administration Public Policy View 55 other Masters in Public Policy in Netherlands
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
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- In order to gain admission to the Management, Policy Analysis and Entrepreneurship in Health and Life Sciences Master’s programme, you will need to have at least a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited research university including at least three full years of academic study amounting to a minimum of 180 ECTS or equivalent.
- We do not require a GRE or GMAT test score. A Bachelor degree obtained at an applied university or higher vocational education (HBO in Dutch) in most cases does not grant direct access to the programme (only exceptionally high ranking students stand a chance of admission).
International15500 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 15500 EUR per year during 24 months.
EU/EEA2314 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 2314 EUR per year during 24 months.
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