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Master in Public Administration

Master in Public Administration

This formation is taught in french.

The 2020-2021 programme is subject to change. It is provided for information purposes only.

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  • Programme title
    Master in Public Administration
  • Programme mnemonic
  • Programme organised by
    • Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
  • Degree type
    Masters 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 Presidents
    Christophe WASINSKI and Marie GORANSSON
  • Jury Secretary
    Nathalie BRACK


General information

Degree type

Masters 120 crédits

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)


Succeed in your studies

ULB offers a number of activities and resources that can help you develop a successful strategy before or during your studies.

You can make the transition to higher education easier by attending preparatory courses, summer classes, and information and orientation sessions, even before you start your studies at ULB.

During your studies, many people at ULB are there specifically to help you succeed: support staff in each faculty, (inter-)faculty guidance counsellors, tutors, and experts in academic methodology.


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