Master’s in Public Administration

Last Updated: 
Mar 31, 2017
Last Updated: 
Mar 31, 2017

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Program Details

Master's Programs
Study Options: 
Full-Time, One Year

Location of Program

Comeniuslaan 4
6525 HP Nijmegen

Deadline on 1 May only for applications coming from one of the EU/EEA countries.

The Master’s Programme in Public Administration offered by the Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University offers the following specialisation taught in english:

Comparative Politics, Administration and Society

Economic financial crisis, environmental degradation and global poverty are just a few of the political challenges that require effective joint action by governments. But how can such action be organised, given the great political and administrative complexity of the international system? And how does international policy making affect national governments and public policies? The increasing complexity of modern governance in a globalised world means that it is essential to understand the relationship between politics and administration. The Master’s specialisation Comparative Politics, Administration and Society (COMPASS) provides students with the skills not only to design effective solutions to a policy problem, but to also think about what will and what will not work in different types of political systems.

Why should you choose COMPASS in Nijmegen?

  • The programme offers a unique combination of the theoretical foundations of Comparative Politics and the practical side of Public Administration
  • Teaching takes place in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups which provides ample opportunity for debate
  • The staff  has a wide range of expertise, integrating their latest research into their seminars
  • Staff  members are actively involved in advising government, societal and political organisations

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Application Requirements:

  • Undergraduate degree in related discipline
  • Personal data/curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter
  • Transcript of records


You need to have fluency in both written and spoken English, so you need one of the following:

  • Be a citizen of Australia, Canada (with exception of Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, or the USA;
  • Your Bachelor's programme was taught completely in English in one of the EU/EEA-countries, Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the USA;
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s diploma from a Dutch university;
  • TOEFL score of ≥90, with sub-scores not lower than 18;
  • IELTS score of ≥6.5, with sub-scores not lower than 6.0;
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) or Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a mark of C or higher.

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