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Program Goals & Study Structure

Graduates can benefit from a wide spectrum of career prospects: Potential future employers are universities and research institutions, state and local public administration, parties and other social interest groups, non-governmental organizations and nationally or internationally operating media corporations. The program’s international orientation qualifies students for positions with supranational or international responsibilities.

The Fast-Track Doctoral Stream as a special feature of this program allows students to continue with doctoral studies.

Course Structure

Public Administration and Public Policy: National, International and Comparative Perspectives – Compulsory Module (36 CP)

  • National and Comparative Public Administration (12 CP)
  • Government, Governance and Organization (12 CP)
  • Public Policy (12 CP)

Public Administration from Different Disciplinary Perspectives - Elective Module (2 seminars) (18 CP)

  • Political Science (9 CP)
  • Public Management and Electronic Government (9 CP)
  • Law and Administration (9 CP)

Research and Methods Modules - Compulsory Module (12 CP)

  • Research and Methods (12 CP)

Complementary & Cross Disciplinary Courses / Internship - Compulsory Module (24 CP)

  • Complementary Courses (12 CP)

It is obligatory to take one module.

  • Cross Disciplinary Courses (12 CP)
  • Cross Disciplinary Courses & Internship (12 CP)

Master Thesis

  • Colloquium (6 CP)
  • Thesis & Disputation (24 CP)


*credit points

 

Fast-Track Doctoral Stream

Students, who are suitably qualified, have the opportunity to prepare for their dissertations within the Fast-Track Doctoral Stream. Its module structure is slightly modified. For further information, we recommend to carefully read the Study Regulations or to turn to the Departmental Advising Office.

Public Administration and Public Policy: National, International and Comparative Perspectives – Compulsory Module (36 CP)

  • National and Comparative Public Administration (12 CP)
  • Government, Governance and Organization (12 CP)
  • Public Policy (12 CP)

Public Administration from Different Disciplinary Perspectives - Elective Module (2 seminars) (18 CP)

  • Political Science (9 CP)
  • Public Management and Electronic Government (9 CP)
  • Law and Administration (9 CP)

Research and Methods Modules - Compulsory Module (12 CP)

  • Research and Methods (12 CP)

Fast-Track-Doctoral Stream – Compulsory Module (24 CP)

  • Preparation Doctoral Project – 24 CP

Master Thesis

  • Colloquium (6 CP)
  • Thesis & Disputation (24 CP)

Additional Informationen

Do you have any further questions regarding the Master’s Degree Program in National and International Administration at the University of Potsdam?
You will find additional information about the modules in the Specific Course and Examination Regulations for the Master’s Degree in National and International Administration at the University of Potsdam and the Module Handbook. It includes exemplary study plans. Furthermore, you should be acquainted with the so-called BAMA-O, which stands for General Course and Examination Regulations for Non-Teaching-Oriented Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programs at the University of Potsdam. It includes regulations that are relevant for all aspects of your studies. Among other things, you will find information about disadvantage compensation, repeating examinations, important stipulations regarding Master’s thesis and recognition of achievements.