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Master in Public Administration

Master in Public Administration

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  • Programme title
    Master in Public Administration
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Master 120 credits
  • Tier
    2nd cycle
  • Field and branch of study
    Human and social sciences/Political and social sciences
  • Schedule type
  • Languages of instruction
  • Theoretical programme duration
    2 years
  • Campus
  • Category / Topic
    Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences
  • Jury President
    Corinne TORREKENS
  • Jury Secretary
    Martin DELEIXHE



General information

Degree type

Master 120 credits

Theoretical programme duration

2 years

Learning language(s)


Schedule type




Category(ies) - Topic(s)

Human and social sciences - Political and social sciences

Organising faculty(s) and university(ies)


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To train future public administrators.

The MPA combines a number of different teaching methods: lectures, workshops, compilation and presentation of personal projects, a consulting assignment, a dissertation.

ULB's Master in Public Administration was created not only to offer students the most relevant and stimulating training possible, but also to facilitate access to jobs that will enable them to continue their professional development. Its goal is to combine high-level academic education with a suitable preparation for professional life.

  • Proactive teaching (case studies, group work, etc.)

  • Meetings with practitioners

  • A major public sector consulting assignment

  • Practice-oriented teaching

  • Rich employment and career perspectives

  • Talks given by leading public service experts who regularly present various management challenges encountered in their institution and discuss them with the students.

Access conditions


The Master in Public Administration (MPA) trains future public administrators. It provides knowledge of public institutions, management, human resource management, law, and public budgeting, but also of public relations, teamwork, oral and written expression, project management, and consulting.

What's next ?


This programme prepares you to become a team or project manager capable of taking charge of modernisation processes (change management) in the public sector. You will be responsible for implementing policies, designing new services, and managing innovative projects that benefit the public.

Tomorrow will see you working in…


At all levels: local, regional, national, European

In a wide range of institutions: ministries, agencies, public companies, associations, hospitals, etc.

In various positions: head of department, project manager, consultant, expert, parliamentary assistant, cabinet officer, etc.

In all sectors: environment, health, finance, economy, urban planning, employment services, social security, justice, education, etc.

What will you be doing?

  • Engaging with politicians

  • Defining strategies

  • Managing teams

  • Communicating with the public

  • Designing public services

  • Managing change projects