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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 Master Public Administration (MSc.) you address these issues from a multi-level governance perspective.

Four 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, located in The Hague. The Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs has developed into a faculty that works beyond the traditional disciplinary boundaries, in innovating and international teaching programmes and in crossborder research fields with a strong valorisation component. Facing important socio-cultural issues of the 21st century like climate change, terrorism and economic crises, requires a substantial and in-depth scientific knowledge to develop the necessary innovating insights into the field of (public) administration and social sectors like sustainability, public health, (inter)national safety, law, globalisation, technological developments, digitalisation, security and big data.

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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