Alumnus Public Governance Mounir Azzaoui

"It was much more than a theoretical acquisition. It was an opportunity for me to acquire practical experience in public management."

- Mounir Azzaoui from Morocco, student Public Governance

MSc Public Governance

1 year English Starts only end of August

Combine governance, economic and legal principles to become an elite strategical force in public administration, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Learn to tackle multi-level governance issues that no longer fit within borders and disciplines, such as unemployment, fiscal fraud, and a refugee crisis against the background of ongoing economic and financial instability.

of the current students is (very) satisfied with their program

National Student Survey Tilburg Law School, 2016 | n=180.

in the Netherlands, #2 in Europe and #2 worldwide in Law

SSRN ranking International Law Schools, 2017

would choose the same program again, at the same university

National Alumni Survey Tilburg Law School, 2016 | n=165

Program and courses 

  • Put theory into practice. Tackle complex and wicked problems in the areas of governance and public administration using both quantitative and qualitative methods during the Governance Clinic.
  • No boundaries. An international governance perspective ensures you learn from best practices in other countries – valuable skills later on in your career.
  • Networking is key. Learn to co-create innovative governance solutions with experts in the field and important stakeholders like citizens, non-state actors, and businesses.

Typical courses are:

  • Governance and Law
  • Good Governance
  • Public Entrepreneurship
  • Public Strategy

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Career prospects

As a Master of Science in Public Governance, you are well equipped to analyze complex problems in the public sector from economic, judicial, political, and institutional perspectives, using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

These skills make you eligible for a broad range of professions in the public sector, such as management, strategic consultancy, or policy research.

Alumni facts Tilburg Law School

  • Average number of months until first paid job: 4
  • Employer requires an academic Master’s degree: 59%
  • Gross monthly income of our graduates in the first year: € 2.266,-

Source: National Alumni Survey, 2016 | n = 163

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Application and admission

This Master’s program starts:

End of August

Best preparatory programs:

A Bachelor’s (= undergraduate) degree:

  • in Public Governance
  • in Public Administration
  • in Economics
  • in Sociology
  • in Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • with basic knowledge of policy, politics, and governance

Pre-Master’s program:

In September 2018 the Public Governance program will start an English taught Pre-Master's program for (international) students from universities of applied sciences and research universities.

Tuition fees academic year 2018-2019

€ 2,060*€ 14,500

* The EU rate only applies if you enroll for the program without a Master's degree from a Dutch university. More information about the tuition fees and scholarships available for international students.

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