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Master's Programme in Public Policy and Management
120 ECTS credits - 2 years - Kristiansand
The programme is a continuation of a three-year undergraduate education comprising 180 credits. For further information see the Rules for Admission to Master's Degree Programmes at Agder University College. See in addition Complete Rules for Admission to Master's Degree Programme in Public Administration. The programme is relevant both for students wishing to go directly on from their undergraduate education as well as those persons who have been working for some time and who wish to strengthen both their formal and practical proficiency.
A good command of English is recommended as certain courses may be taught in English.
Arrangements for the recognition of prior learning are described in the information on the institution under "General arrangements for the recognition of prior learning (formal, informal and non-formal)".
For a description of the examination regulations, see the Examination Regulations of the University of Agder.
For information about the Norwegian grading system, see ECTS credits and grades. Specific information on grading for each course is found in the individual course descriptions.
The Examination Regulations of the University of Agder regulate the graduation requirements for each programme of study.
The Master Programme in Public Policy and Management has a social science profile. It provides insight into structures and change processes in organisations, society and politics. The programme also provides knowledge and skills in planning, administration and implementation of measures. In addition, it provides in-depth studies in social science methodology and several areas of concentration.
Students may apply to go on student exchange as an alternative elective during the third semester of the programme. Please contact head of study programme.
The compulsory courses must normally be completed before the student will receive an advisor with regard to the Master's Thesis.
On completion of the programme candidates qualify for management positions in the public sector. In addition, candidates will have the necessary background for leadership in trade and industry, in non-profit or special interest organisations as well as agood basis for an international career and further studies both in Norway and abroad.
Successful completion of the programme awards the degree of Master of Public Policy and Management.
Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences