O que eu aprenderei?

During the programme you will gain in-depth knowledge about societal problems and challenges of public organisations. You will combine theories of public administration, organisational science, and management with in-depth training in research methods. There is a focus on the challenges that governments nowadays face, such as mediatization, ageing, declining trust in the government and societal fragmentation. Challenges within public organisations are analysed, such as management professional conflicts and the role of risk when innovating. After obtaining this research master you are one step ahead of other job seekers when applying for positions in research, consultancy or policy advice.


The programme takes 24 months to complete (120 ECTS) and starts in September each year. A two-year programme is necessary in order to meet the requirements of the Research Master's Programme in the field of Public Administration and Organisational Science, theoretical competence and methodological expertise leading up to a research project, and a master's thesis that complies with the standards of an international publication.

Career opportunities

This Master’s programme prepares you for a range of careers in which theoretically informed analysis and critical assessment of research findings are essential requirements. You may continue with a PhD programme starting an academic career. But you are also well-positioned for roles at research institutes, think tanks, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Also, a significant number of our graduates go on to careers in consulting firms.

Towards an academic career

This programme provides students with a thorough preparation for an academic career by facilitating research within the context of university research programmes and facilitating internships and research for external parties.

After finishing this programme, you can be a:

  • Academic researcher;
  • Consultant;
  • Applied researcher.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Opções de estudo

Período integral (120 ECTS; 2 YEARS)

€14.900,00 (R$ 88.144) por ano
Data de início

Esperado Setembro 2020


Erasmus University Rotterdam

Campus Woudestein,

Mandeville Building, Room T12-47, Burgemeester Oudlaan 50,



3062 PA, Netherlands

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes internacionais

We invite students with a relevant, international Bachelor’s Degree to apply for our programme. Candidates for the Research Master’s Programme must hold one of the following degrees:

A Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration; An (inter)national Bachelor's Degree or a one-year (inter)national Master's Degree or a Dutch or University College Utrecht (UCU) Bachelor's Degree in one of the related disciplines: General Social Sciences, Political Science, Sociology, Social Sciences, Human Resource Management , Organisational Science, Cultural Anthropology, Communication, Policy Studies, Business Administration.

The following requirements apply:

  • IELTS, Academic Module. Minimum score: 7.0 overall band, at least 6.5 for writing.
  • TOEFL, iBT - Minimum score: 100
  • Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English, at least a B grade.
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English, at least a C grade.