For admission to the master's programme in Public Policy and Human Development, you will need to submit several documents, including:
- a recent copy of your CV
- a copy of your passport
- a passport-size picture
- proof of proficiency in English
- two letters of reference, from current or former professors and/or employers
- copies of your degree(s) and lists of grades (If necessary translated in English by an official translation agency)
- a motivation letter which explains why you chose this programme and which convinces the Board of Admissions that you will complete the programme successfully
- an essay (400 words in Word/PDF with searchable text) on one of the topics below (Make sure the essay really covers one of these topics and that you title the essay properly with the topic and question as stated below)
- Social Protection Policy: In your opinion, what will be the most important challenge for social protection policy in your country in the next five years?
- Migration Studies: In your opinion, what are the key factors that governments should take into account when forming their immigration policy?
- Foreign Policy and Development: In your opinion, how is trade policy related to the problems encountered by less developed countries?
- Risk and Vulnerability: “We constantly face the risk of calamities and disasters, either man-made or natural.” In your opinion, what is the most pressing risk faced by your country, and how should it be addressed?
- Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance: In your opinion, how can regional cooperation help your country address some of its most important policy challenges? What are the main promises and pitfalls?
- Governance of Innovation: “We know that robots are taking over thousands of routine tasks and will eliminate many low-skill jobs in advanced economies and developing countries. At the same time, technology is creating opportunities, paving the way for new and altered jobs, increasing productivity, and improving the delivery of public services. ” In your opinion, what are the main challenges and opportunities arising from the rapid diffusion of new technologies for the future of work?
- Social Entrepreneurship and Public Policy: Social entrepreneurship lies at the intersection of the fields of entrepreneurship and social change. In your opinion, why is it important for civil society to get involved in addressing societal challenges?
How to apply
For instructions on how to apply for this programme, please see the Admission & registration page
Upload the requested documents via the My UM portal
Adjusted diploma requirements for the master’s application procedure
Due to the coronavirus, adjusted diploma requirements are in place for the admissions procedure of the September 2020 intake. This means that students who miss a maximum 12 curricular ECTS credits in the final phase of their bachelor’s programme due to the corona measures, are still allowed to start a master’s programme. Read the details and latest information on the FAQ for master applicants.
In the meantime, we encourage you to continue your application procedure.