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International Public Administration and Politics

Master (2 years) of International Public Administration and Politics, 120 ECTS
Economics, commerce, management and accounting Humanities, social sciences, communication and arts Law, public administration, public order and safety

Institution Roskilde University (RUC)
Campus Roskilde
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 4350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR

Do you want to focus on the interplay between politics and public administration and the interaction between different levels of governance in policy making?

The singlesubject master’s programme in International Public Administration and Politics (IPAP) aims to develop highly-skilled professionals who have the knowledge and skills needed to act effectively in an increasingly complex field of public administration and politics. The borders between public sector, private sector and civil society are changing in response to global issues, such as climate change, agriculture and food, economic crises and migration. In this inter-connected world, decision-making is increasingly taking place in a multilevel governance setting involving municipalities, regions, states and international organisations, such as the EU.

The programme focuses on how Europe and the Western World respond to these challenges and the role of the involved actors in different governance levels, comparing these both horizontally and vertically.

Typical tasks for IPAP graduates will include preparing and managing collaborative cross-border and transnational projects dealing with common policy problems in fields which could include environmental sustainability, transportation, education, social welfare, trade, immigration, security policies and more.

Career opportunities 

The programme gives you a wide range of job opportunities in:
  • Public administration in a cross-border context
  • Consultancies
  • International mentoring
  • Policy Advisory
  • International coordination
  • Fundraising
  • Project management
This degree qualifies you for a PhD.

Facts about the programme

Degree: Master of Science (MSc) in Social Sciences in International Public Administration and Politics

Language of tuition: 


Get an overview of the admission requirements that you must fulfil in order to be considered for admission as a master's student:
How and where to apply

At RUC, you can also enrol as a guest student or as an exchange student:
Admission for Exchange Students
Admission for Guest Students

Tuition fees

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. 

Further information

Application deadlines

September entry (non-EU/EEA citizens)

Application date
Jan 15
Start date
Sep 01

September entry (EU/EEA citizens and tuition fee waivers)

Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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