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

Student Affairs Office:
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/-ica politologije

Deadline for applicants: 

1st application period:

31 May 2019 (for EU and non-EU candidates)

The candidates must fulfil all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till July 5, 2019.

2nd application period (only for EU candidates):

from 20 August till 13 September 2019 (only for programmes with free places after 1st application period).

The candidates must fulfil all enrolment criteria and send all required documents for the recognition of foreign education till September 20, 2019.

Intake: Until 30 September 2019
General requirements for enrolment: 
240 ECTS
Tuition fee: 
4,000 €*

In the academic year 2019/20, 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.

How to apply for master's programmes

Enrolment

Master's study program POLITICAL SCIENCE - POLICY ANALYSIS AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION is open to applicants who:

a) completed at least a 1st level study program in any field, or an equivalent study program obtained according to previous regulations in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, and accumulated 240 credits;

b) completed at least a 1st level study program in any field, obtained according to previous regulations in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad, and accumulated 180 credits if, prior to enrolment, they have completed study obligations essential for the continuation of studies in the range of 60 credits. These obligations are determined by the vice dean.

The requirements for the implementation of the program is a number of at least 10 students enrolled.

Selection criteria in the case of restricted enrolment:

  • Grade point average from previous studies – 100%

If previous study envisaged Diploma thesis, this is calculated in grade point average.

  

 

Curricula

First year

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, Dr. Giuseppe Ieraci, Dr. Simona Kukovič.

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.