Master in Public Policies and Administration

This master educates and trains future managers and professionals of public institutions, chambers of commerce, publicly-owned companies or charities, as well as of private enterprises that have business relationships with public entities. These professionals have to face an everyday reality that is getting increasingly complex and that requires a diverse set of skills. This course provides you with the legal, statistical-economic and management tools you need to do so.

Course structure:

The modules offered in this Master include disciplines from the legal, economic, organisational-managerial and data analysis fields.

After a common first year, the course consists of two streams:

  • Public Policies – focused on the analysis of the motivations and instruments of public policies and on the economic-quantitative techniques used to evaluate of their effects;
  • Public Administration – focused on the implementation of public policies from a legal-administrative and managerial point of view.

The multidisciplinary perspective is evident in the choice of subjects from which you can choose, including: Public Sector Economics, Public Sector Management and Organisation, Public and Administrative Law, Public Sector Statistics.

Courses include workshops, group work, case studies, guest lectures and study trips (e.g. to the European Parliament in Strasbourg and to the Constitutional Court in Rome) to sharpen students' problem-solving and team-work skills and put them in touch with the concrete issues that public sector managers are called upon to address in their daily work.

We currently offer more than 50 exchange programmes with partner universities around the world and cooperate with an extensive network of companies for internships in Italy or abroad. Attendance in Bozen-Bolzano can be combined with an exchange with a foreign university, in Europe or elsewhere.

During the two years of the programme, you will also complete an internship of at least 150 hours in the local administrations, in the Chambers of Commerce, in public companies (e.g. health, transport, school), in non-profit organizations or in European or international organizations, depending on the availability of places and your preferences.

Career opportunities:

Our graduates are working in management positions in government organisations - local, national and international - in state-run companies, charities and private companies that provide services and products to government organisations.

If you already have a job, you can strengthen and widen your knowledge and skills in order to progress further in your career. If you are interested in postgraduate education, you can apply for a PhD after finishing this programme.


2 years, 120 ECTS credits


Courses will be taught in Italian, German and English

Application deadlines:

Early Bird - for EU and non-EU citizens: 1 March - 26 April 2019, noon 
Late Application - for EU citizens only: 20 May - 11 July 2019, noon

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Certifications & Titles

Laurea magistrale in Public Policies and Administration (LM-63)

Study Options

Full Time


Regular fees: 1345 EUR


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