Study Regional Integration with UNU-CRIS
Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance
Since the academic year 2012-2013, UNU-CRIS has been in charge of the specialisation track on "Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance" in the framework of the one-year Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development organised by the Maastricht School of Governance and the UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT).
The Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP) aims to prepare its students to actively participate in the policy process, as policy designers or analysts, as civil servants or academics. To achieve this goal, the MPP emphasises the connection between public policy and decision-making processes, or more specifically, the effectiveness and efficiency of governance.
Students are equipped with a variety of skills, tools and knowledge, which enable them to work as policy designers and policy analysts. They are capable of working within public and private institutions at local, national and international levels, and the vast majority of students will embark on a career in these areas.
The MPP programme combines a general, joint semester and a specialisation semester with Master’s thesis into a one-year full-time study. The first semester consists of four intensive courses that aim to bring all students to the same high level of knowledge and skills, the focus being on theories and practices of governance and policy analysis.
As for the second semester, there are six specialisations, one of them focusses on Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance (RIMLG) and is organised in partnership with UNU-CRIS. The RIMLG specialization consists of four courses taught by UNU-CRIS experts:
- Introduction to Regions
- Comparative Regionalisms
- Regionalism and Multi-Level Governance
- Topical Issues in Comparative Regionalism
UNU-CRIS also offers MPP students the possibility to undertake an internship or write their Master’s thesis at the Institute.
More information on the Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development and about the specialisation in "Regional Integration and Multi-Level Governance" can be found in this brochure.