Master of Public Policy (MPP) at University of Erfurt

University of Erfurt
Masters (MPP)

2 years
Full time

Course description:

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) at the Brandt School, University of Erfurt, is a 2-year interdisciplinary degree program designed for young academics and professionals who wish to pursue a career in public service, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. The MPP program consists of a core curriculum (policy analysis, leadership, management modules), an internship and an intensive policy project (practical training module), elective courses taken from 5 potential areas of specialization, and soft skills and language training courses that will equip students with the knowledge and practical skills they need to advance public interest and make sound policy decisions.

During the first 3 semesters students complete both the core curriculum and the specialization modules. The 4th semester is devoted to the master thesis. Drawn from political science, economics, sociology, public administration and law, the MPP curriculum builds the skills and knowledge base required of a professional policy analyst. It includes courses in political and economic analysis, statistics, public management and ethics. Throughout the coursework, research and field experience, students develop their understanding of the policy process and the institutions and actors involved in that process.


Willy Brandt School of Public Policy at University of Erfurt

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have at the minimum, a German “Abitur”, a General Secondary Education Certificate, or a high school diploma or international equivalent, as well as a university diploma awarded for an academic program with a duration of a minimum of 6 semesters of study, ideally in subjects from the social sciences, economics, or law.

In addition, applicants should have professional experience in an area of work that is related to the field of Public Policy. Internship is counted as experience. Applicants should be individuals who are talented, with a passion for and commitment to public policy. They should have strong analytical skills, curiosity and a probing mind, and a commitment to understanding and solving problems. Although most public policy students have graduated from the social sciences, the University of Erfurt does not absolutely require you to have a specific academic education. Rather, the university is looking for those with an analytical mind and an entrepreneurial mindset, who are strategic thinkers and go-getters.

Applicants have to show proof of English proficiency, if they did not receive their university degrees from an English-language college or university, by producing 1 of the following test results:

• TOEFL Internet: minimum of 90 points
• IELTS Academic Test: minimum of 6.5 points overall
• one of the following language certificates: Cambridge English C1 Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English C2 Proficiency (CPE).

The English test scores must not be older than 2 years at the time of application.


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