UNIVERSITY OF AGDER

Innovative Governance and Public Management, Nordic Master Programme

Nordic societies are globally known for their well-functioning public services and their ability to combine equity with efficiency. The Nordic Master Programme in Innovative Governance and Public Management (NORDIG) provides its students a unique opportunity to learn how Nordic societies function and how they address key challenges that the public sector is facing today. NORDIG educates international experts who are able to tackle complex societal problems and develop state-of-the art, innovative solutions for both public and private sectors by resorting to multi-disciplinary perspectives and collaborations with key stakeholders.

NORDIG puts a strong emphasis on the interplay between theory and practice. It equips graduates with excellent learning and networking skills and the ability to understand and manage complex networks, service production and value chains. These skills and competencies are particularly relevant given the changing nature of the public and private sectors; such as the blurring of boundaries between the two, the pressure for responding swiftly to societal demands, as well as the enormous socio-economic and political challenges facing European societies in years to come.

Application deadline
Formal prerequisites

You are eligible to apply to a Master's degree programme if you:

  • have completed a university level Bachelor's degree or equivalent in the field of social sciences (e.g. administrative sciences, political science, business administration) or other relevant field (e.g. engineering) *
  • have fluency in English sufficiently advanced for academic studies.

Applications are submitted through an electronic application system administered by Tampere University. The next application round takes place 4 December 2018 - 23 January 2019.

*Applicants who have not completed their Bachelor's degree by the application deadline are also eligible to apply. In this case, they can be admitted to the programme on the condition that they graduate and send an officially attested copy of the degree certificate to the University before the start of the studies (exact deadline will be given yearly). If the applicant does not submit the degree certificate to the University in time, this conditional admission will expire.

To be eligible to apply for the 2019 admission, you must obtain your Bachelor's degree and submit an officially attested copy of the final degree certificate by deadline given in coordinating university's official admission pages.

A link to the application form is available on the NORDIG webpage (nordig.eu) as well as Tampere University admissions web page during the application period. Applicants must be able to support their application with enclosures related to their educational background, language skills, and other qualifications and merits. The deadline for submitting the application is 23 January 2019.

Tuition No tuition fee
Degree level Master, 2 years
City Kristiansand
Credits 120.0
Language of teaching English
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