Master of Arts in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP), Erasmus Mundus
The Erasmus Mundus Master’s Program in Public Policy—Mundus MAPP (Two-year Program) is operated jointly with the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), the Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) in The Hague, and the University of York. Mundus MAPP is funded by the European Commission and coordinated by the public policy department. Applicants may apply for the prestigious European Commission-funded scholarships. For more information, see: www.mundusmapp.org
Both Master’s programs feature core courses that address key public policy themes, including: policy process and policy analysis; political institutions; public management and administration; micro- and macroeconomics; ethics and public policy; and qualitative and quantitative research methods.
They include a wide range of specialized elective courses, organized into several clusters:
• International public policy, including globalization and global governance
• European Union public policy and governance
• Decentralized governance, including fiscal policy, budgeting and rural development
• Economic policy, including international trade, political economy and regulation
• Media, information and communications policy, including law and intellectual property rights
• Energy and environment policy, including regulation and energy security
• Higher education policy and management
• Cultural policy
• Social and health policy
The completion of a two-month internship is an integral part of both Master’s programs. Students are required to apply insights they have gained from coursework outside the classroom, and are provided with an opportunity to advance their research, further develop their career and meet potential employers. Various scholarships are available.