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MPA Overview

The mission of the Master of Public Administration in Governance (MPA) programme is to educate professionals in public administration in order to make them more competent in the context of a society faced with increasing challenges, to enhance the quality of Governance for the public good.

Learning goals

• To become able to identify and understand the complex field of governance.
• To develop skills to reach out to other actors within and outside their own organization and country.
• To become capable to engage effectively in policy-relevant analysis and research in matters of governance.
• To become adept in managing and leading organizations in complex situations and handling ambiguity.
• To do all this in an ethical way.

EAPAA accredited
Nova accreditatie

Admission Requirements

Mode of Delivery

Candidates are admitted on a competitive selection basis. In order to be eligible for admission to the MPA programme, applicants need to fulfill the following requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years relevant work experience
  • Relevant work experience
  • Successful completion of the Admission required leveling courses
  • Submission of mandatory registration documents

In-class lecturing is from Monday till Friday from 18:00 – 21:30 and on Saturday from 10:00 – 13:30 hrs.

Individual in-class exams are on a Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00 hrs.

Class attendance is compulsory.

Program structure

This part-time MPA (in) Governance programme consists of 72 ECTS and is lectured over 29 months in 16 modules, 2 workshops and an Individual Study Project. The modules are characterized as core, context and skills

Title upon completion

Master of Public Administration (MPA) granted by the FHR Institute for Higher Education and certified by the International Institute of Social Studies. The degree is nationally and internationally accredited by:

  • Nationaal Orgaan voor Accreditatie (NOVA)
  • European Association for Public Administration Accreditation (EAPAA)

Program Curriculum

  • English
  • Academic Skills
  • ICT Skills
  • Statistics
  • Democracy and Institutional Framework
  • Governance, State and Society
  • Research Techniques
  • Governance and Law
  • Economics for Governance
  • Politics and Policy
  • Public Management
  • Planning for Social and Economic Growth
  • Public Finance and Mangement
  • Human Rights
  • Sustainable Development
  • Public Leadership
  • Globalization and Global Governance
  • Research Tools
  • Individual Study Project