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Public Administration (MSc)

Why Leiden University?

Societies worldwide are being confronted with big challenges, the follow-on from such issues as climate change, technological innovations, political and economic crises. In the MSc PA you address these issues from a multi-level governance perspective.

Five reasons why should study Public Administration in The Hague

  • You will be instructed by enthusiastic lecturers and excellent, internationally renowned researchers affiliated with the Institute of Public Administration.
  • You will be studying in the heart of The Hague - a bustling, cosmopolitan urban centre and the administrative heart of the Netherlands - amidst government ministries, international organisations and multi-nationals, Here, you can directly experience the subject of your studies and your potential field of work. 
  • You choose your area of specialisation according to your future ambitions;
  • You are prepared for a broad variety of positions in the public sphere.

Study at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs

The  Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs (FGGA) is Leiden University’s newest faculty, launched in response to increasingly urgent socio-cultural issues. The FGGA is an internationally acclaimed academic knowledge hub that studies world-wide issues from the perspectives of governance, politics, law, sociology and economics. FGGA is active in its quest for multidisciplinary academic networks; through its academic institutes and knowledge centres, FGGA contributes to far-reaching socio-cultural debates.

Study at a world-class university

Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands and enjoys an excellent worldwide reputation built up over more than four centuries. Since 1575 we’ve provided sound personal education for hundreds of thousands of students from all over the world. We’ll do our utmost to give you the best possible support. And if you can and want to do more, we’ll challenge you every step of the way. For many years, we’ve been among the leaders in Dutch university rankings and we are currently to be found in a variety of top international rankings too.
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