Taught course (will run subject to approval)

Public Administration

Leiden University · Campus The Hague

Entry requirements

Course specific entry requirements available at http://en.mastersinleiden.nl/programmes/public-administration/en/introduction

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

Public Administration Specialisations

The Institute of Public Administration focuses on the functioning of various political-administrative systems locally, nationally, and internationally, the relationship between politics and administration, the organisation of the civil service, issues of ethics, and policy analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of institutions for the functioning and reform of political-administrative processes.

The Master’s program in Public Administration builds on topical research in public sector management, public policy, domestic and international and European governance. Students following this program can choose between the specializations:

  • Governing Markets: Regulation and competition
  • International and European Governance
  • Public Management: Linking Politics and Policy

The program provides students with in-depth understanding of the functioning of administrations in Europe, at the national level, in comparison with other European countries and in the multi level context of the European Union. Several core courses ensure that students master the most important theoretical and analytical approaches in the analysis of institutions, as well as essential analytical skills. Specialization and elective courses allow students to learn more about performance evaluation and networking in the public sector, the relationship between politicians and civil servants, international organizations and their approaches to governance or the way public policy is made and implemented in the European Union’s multi level system.

The Institute of Public Administration also offers the Masters Crisis and Security Management and Management van de Publieke Sector

Fees and funding

UK students
€ 2,006 (2017-2018)
International students
€ 16,600 (2017-2018)

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

International Studyline Team