Starting in the 2012–2013 academic year, the UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies ( UNU-CRIS) will offer a new specialization track on “”Regional integration and multi-level governance” in the one-year Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) programme organized by the Maastricht School of Governance and the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).
Through the MMP prgramme, students will gain a variety of skills, tools and knowledge that will enable them to actively participate in the policy process as policy designers or analysts, civil servants or academics. To achieve this goal, the MPP programme emphasizes the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or more specifically, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance. Students will be capable of working within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels.
The MPP programme combines a general joint semester and a specialization semester with a master’s thesis into a one-year, full-time study programme. The first semester will consist of four intensive courses focused on theories and practices of governance and policy analysis.
The second semester will offer six specializations, one of them organized in partnership with UNU-CRIS and focusing on “regional integration and multi-level governance” (RIMLG). The RIMLG specialization will consist of four courses taught by UNU-CRIS experts: Introduction to Regions, Comparative Regionalisms, Regionalism and Multi-Level Governance, and Topical Issues in Comparative Regionalism.
UNU-CRIS will also offer MPP students the possibility to undertake an internship or write their master’s thesis at the Institute.
Application deadlines for admission to start the MPP programme in September 2012 is 15 June for students requiring a visa and 15 July for students not requiring a visa.
For more information, see the UNU-CRIS website.