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M.Sc.

Public Policy & Human Development


Ranked 1 in KeuzeGids Masters 2014
Topical Master Poli=cal Science and Public Administra=on

Overview
Double degree
Why study public policy?
Content: Core Specializa=ons Thesis
Instructors & Students
Career Perspec=ve
DEMOS: The students perspec=ve

Double-Degree Master of Science


Double-Degree
Study at two universi=es
Obtain diplomas from both

All classes take place here in Maastricht

Double-Degree Master of Science


Highly-ranked public
university
Problem-based learning,
in small groups
Interna=onal
Strong in economics, law
and poli=cal science

Think Tank of the UN


Working on global
topics: development
economics, human
security, innova=on,
regional integra=on,
sustainability,

Double-Degree Master of Science


School of Governance
Working with ILO, WB,
Unicef, OECD,
Projects in Afghanistan,
China, Egypt, Kenya,
Mexico, Russia, South
Africa, Spain, Tajikistan,
Zambia,

UNU-MERIT
Leading ins=tute on
innova=on and
development economics
(RePEc)
Providing advice to UN,
EU, na=onal
governments

Why Study Public Policy?


Public policy addresses real problems:
Build adequate, feasible health care & pensions
Structure migra=on in a way that allows for integra=on
and mutual benet
Shape trade in a way that benets all par=cipants
Build resilient socie=es capable of dealing with risk
S=mulate innova=on and development
Enable regional integra=on

Why Study Public Policy?


An MPP trains you to be a policy analyst &
policy maker
1. Analyze and understand the problem
2. Collect and evaluate solu=ons
3. Implement programs to address the problems

Why Study Public Policy?


Employment, migra=on, health care,
environmental change, trade, development
innova=on & integra=on are inherently complex
and mul=-disciplinary.
Public policy takes from many
disciplines across the social
sciences, natural sciences,
medicine, engineering,

Why Study Public Policy?

Fall Semester
MSc Public Policy & Human Development

Overview
2013/2014

Optional Summer Courses


Jul-Aug

Economics

Political Science

Statistics

Levelling Courses
Sept

Oct

Introduction to Public Policy

Opening

Statistics

Public Economics
Core Courses

Nov
Dec

Specialisation Choice

Public Policy Analysis

Econometrics

Thesis Kick-off

Winter Break
Dec-Jan

Study Month
Jan

Resits Levelling Courses

Thesis Proposal
Proposal Presentation

Specialisation Choice

Nov

Public Policy Analysis

Dec

Thesis Kick-off

Econometrics

Spring Semester

Winter Break
Dec-Jan

Study Month

Resits Levelling Courses

Jan

Thesis Proposal

Risk & Vulnerability

Regional Integration & MultiLevel Governance

May

Trade & Development

Apr

Migration Studies

Mar

Social Protection Policy


Design & Financing

Feb

Innovation, Institutions &


Development

Proposal Presentation

Master Thesis
Closing

Jun

Resits Core/Specialisation
Thesis Submission

Jul-Aug

Thesis Defence

www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/governance
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Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development

SpecializaLons: Gain ExperLse

Students
Interdisciplinary prior educa=on
or
Prior degree in on discipline with recommended
summer courses
Mature students and mid-career
professionals are welcome

Students

Instructors
Social protecLon? Taught by the previous head
of the Social Security Department at the
Interna=onal Labor Organiza=on
Risk assessment? Taught by key contributors of
the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
MigraLon? Taught by the co-director of the
Interna=onal Migra=on Ins=tute at Oxford

Instructors
Regional integraLon? Taught by the director
and vice-director of UNU-CRIS
InnovaLon? Taught by the director of UNU-
MERIT
Further guests from the World Bank,
Geneva Centre for Security Policy, EPRI
South Africa, and the Universi=es of
Syracuse, Lige, and Gothenburg

Instructors

109:94
Instructor-to-Student Ra=o
Academic Year 2013/14

Career PerspecLves

Career PerspecLves
Gradua8on + 6 years

Public sector

Poli=cal advisor, NL ministry


Public economist, SE
municipality
Implementa=on of social
protec=on programs, NL
2 WB Consultants on social-
protec=on, an=-corrup=on
Management na=onal public-
transport organiza=on NL

Private sector

Consultant accredita=on in
higher educa=on, DE
Public-sector consultant on the
implementa=on of laws
Researcher, private ins=tute on
infrastructure & health DE
Consultant/researcher social
policy, sustainable
development GR
2 Consultants insurance sect.

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ApplicaLon Procedure
Deadlines EU/EEA: 15 July Others: 15 June
Documents essay; leners of mo=va=on and
recommenda=on (x2); copies of diploma,*
transcript,* and passport; TOEFL/IELTS; CV;
passport photo
Rolling admission Response 2-6 weeks aser
submission of complete applica=on
No numerus xus or numerus clausus
* Cer8ed
Exemp8on for na?ve speakers and students who
completed a prior degree in English