How can public policy promote innovation-based growth? What is lacking in the current social protection policy in your country and how can it be improved? What are the key factors that governments should take into account when forming their immigration policy? If you want to develop the skills to answer these questions in a professional capacity, then the master's programme in Public Policy and Human Development is a good fit for you. The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or more specifically, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance. You will be equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge which enable you to work as a policy designer or policy analyst. You will be capable of working within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels. The one-year master's programme is offered as a double degree in collaboration with United Nations University (UNU-MERIT ).
Maastricht University organizes open days for prospective students. During these events we try to provide you with a clear idea about our university, programmes, education model and student life. You'll hear first-hand experiences from our students, staff, and alumni.
The Student for a day experience will help you get a taste of our Master's programme first-hand by spending a day at our school, attending a lecture or a tutorial, or simply meeting current students or the course coordinator.
I hope to connect the world in a better way
Recent research by Professor Gassmann shows that investing in social protection systems has clear added value and a positive cost-benefit analysis in the long term.
The morning programme of the Opening of the academic year in short.
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