Double MSc in Public Policy and Human Development

Application Procedure

    This programme is implemented by the United Nations University Maastricht Economic and social Research institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT). Below you will find general information about the programme. For comprehensive details, including the full admissions requirements and application materials, please visit the website here.

    The double Master of Science (MSc) in Public Policy and Human Development is offered by UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance. The starting point of this double degree programme is to stimulate students to gain an understanding of the basic idea of good governance. The emphasis of the programme lies with the question of how can public policy be dealt with in the most effective and efficient way.

    To guarantee high quality in an international environment, we cooperate with the faculties of Maastricht University, partner universities and international bodies, like the International Labour Organization (ILO). The programme concentrates on public policy analysis and governance in general and includes the following areas of specialisation:

    • Social Policy Design & Financing (in co-operation with the ILO)
    • Trade & Development
    • Migration Studies
    • Risk and Vulnerability (in co-operation with UNU-EHS)
    • Regional Integration & Multi-Level Governance (in co-operation with UNU-CRIS)
    • Innovation, Institutions & Development

    In this one-year programme, you will be trained in formulating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating policy in order to be able to give recommendations for improving or replacing ongoing policies. Students are provided with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge that will enable them to work as policy designers and policy analysts in public and private institutions.

    Due to visa processing requirements, application deadlines are different depending whether applicants live inside or outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). Annual application deadlines for admission are as follows:

    • Non-EEA citizens: 15 June (same date each year)
    • EEA citizens: 15 July (same date each year)

    For more information about this programme please visit the programme website.

    If you have further questions about this programme after visiting the website, please contact the focal point for this programme using the contact tab.

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  • Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

    Keizer Karelplein 19

    PO Box 616

    6200 MD Maastricht

    The Netherlands

    Phone +31 43 388 4650

    Fax: +31 43 388 4499