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Pre-Master's program Public Governance

The Pre-Master's programs in Public Governance are designed for (international) students who will need to finish a deficiency program before they can start with the Master's program. If you complete the Pre-Master's program in one year, you can start with the 1-year Master's program end of August the year after. That way you can receive your Master's degree in 2 years.

Dutch-taught Pre-Master's program

Dutch speaking students can also apply for the Dutch-taught Pre-Master’s program.

This program is meant for students with a Bachelor’s degree HBO Bestuurskunde, HBO Integrale Veiligheid, or HBO MER – Bedrijfskunde or equivalent.

English-taught Pre-Master's program

Program structure

  • This Pre-Master's program starts end of August, and consists of 60 ECTS.
  • If you complete the Pre-Master's program in one year, you can start with the 1-year Master's program end of August the year after. That way you can receive your Master's degree in 2 years.
  • The courses you will follow are courses from the Bachelor's program in Public Governance. 

Program content

Required courses (54 ECTS)
Elective course (6 ECTS)

Application and admission

Students with a Bachelor's degree from a University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands are required to complete the full Pre-Master's program before they can enter the Master's program in Public Governance.

Check your eligibility and the admission procedure