Master of Political Science - Policy Analysis and Public Administration

The study programme of Political Science – Policy analysis and public administration is grounded in the established international education trends of the discipline. The programme focuses on the systematic analysis of contemporary issues of public administration, public policies and democratic governance principles and practices, particularly taking into account EU multi-level governance. It comprises knowledge of the theories and processes of democracy and representation, current issues on public service management and governance, as well as individual public policies. Very special attention is devoted to the methodology of social sciences in general and policy analysis in particular.

The specific aim of the study programme is to contribute to the development of academic and applied analytical and methodological skills in the management and governance of public policies and administration, and to understand the particularities of those operations for the political administration, as well as wider subsystems of society.

Contact

Office for postgraduate studies:
masterstudies@fdv.uni-lj.si

Dr Damjan Lajh
Programme Coordinator
damjan.lajh@fdv.uni-lj.si

Quick facts

Type: second level Master study programme of Political Science - Policy Analysis and Public Administration
Duration: 1 year
ECTS: 60
Language: English
Professional title: Master of Political Science / magister politologije
Deadline for applicants: 31st May 2017 for non-EU citizens and 1st September 2017 for EU citizens

Intake: till 30 September 2017
General requirements for enrolment: 
240 ECTS
Tuition fee: 4
.000 €*

In the academic year 2017/18, only full-time students may enroll into 2nd level study programmes at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Therefore, citizens from the EU and from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Kosovo are not required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees apply for full-time students from countries outside the EU.

Exception: Students who enroll into 2nd level study programmes with an already achieved 2nd level of education should pay tuition fees also for full-time study.

Enrolment

  

Foreign citizens who have completed an undergraduate study programme abroad may enrol in the first year of the Bologna Master’s study programme, if they complete the procedure of recognition of their previous education for the purpose of further education at the University of Ljubljana, FSS.

Curricula

First year 2016/17

Elective courses

Representation and democracy, Contemporary approaches to the management, Elective course from other programmes master thesis.

Faculty Professors

Dr. Danica Fink-Hafner, Dr. Marjan Brezovšek, Dr. Miro Haček, Dr. Alenka Krašovec, Dr. Damjan Lajh, Dr. Mitja Hafner-Fink, Dr. Bojana Lobe, Dr. Tomaž Deželan

General competences

The study programme aims to create a well-qualified, professional, analytical political science profile with a broader knowledge of political science and the EU political system, and the specific skills needed for understanding, explaining, evaluating, forecasting and advocating public policies and public administration processes. The specific aim of the study programme is to contribute to the development of analytical and methodological skills in management and the governance of public policies and administration, and to understand the particularities of those operations for the political-administration as well as wider subsystems of society.

Employment

Employment opportunities for Master degree holders exist in all areas of the public sector (e.g. local, national, EU, international decision-making and governmental bodies and public administration), in different professional and other associations (political parties, non-governmental organizations, unions, research communities, consultant and advocacy services, think-tanks), in the mass media and also economic enterprises.

Chair of Policy Analysis and Public Administration

The chair strives to provide excellence in education, research and development of the political science profession in Slovenia as well as in Central Europe and broader international area.