The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) is a 2-year-long international Masters course funded by the European Commission. It directly responds to the educational needs created by the rapidly changing global environment and new public policy challenges. Mundus MAPP equips graduates with the conceptual knowledge and hard skills that are necessary for understanding and decisively intervening in contemporary transnational policy problems, from climate change to international terrorism or financial regulatory failure. It provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance. Inter-disciplinarity and practical application of conceptual knowledge are hallmarks of Mundus MAPP.

Four leading European universities joined forces to deliver Mundus MAPP: Central European University in Budapest (Hungary), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain), the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University in the Hague (Netherlands), and the University of York (UK). Building on Mundus MAPP's successful track record, the integrated curriculum provides a uniform core of policy studies as well as modules specific to particular mobility tracks, drawn predominantly from the fields of International Relations, European Studies and Development Studies. The four mobility tracks allow students to specialise in Political Economy and Development, Governance and Development, and European and Global Public Policy, respectively. Each mobility track includes a field trip to a relevant public sector organisation and an internship.

Admissions requirements

Mundus MAPP is open to both European and overseas (third country national) students. Erasmus Mundus scholarships are provided for the best eligible applicants by the European Commission.

Minimum requirements are:

Bachelors degree (completed at least three years of undergraduate study - normally at least Second Class);

Fluency in English: .

Mundus MAPP does not require a language certificate from applicants from the following countries, provided that they have received a Bachelor's or Master'sdegree taught exclusively in English:

Australia, Botswana, Canada, Gambia, Ghana, Ireland, Kenya, Liberia,
Malawi, Namibia, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Rwanda (English-speaking region), South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UK, USA and Zambia

Applicants from countries other than these may request a waiver from the English language admissions requirement if they hold a Bachelor's or Master's degree taught exclusively in English from a university or college in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, USA, the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland.

All other applicants will need to provide evidence of their English language skills with any one ofthe following test scores:

TOEFL (Computer-based; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 237 or above; OR

TOEFL (Paper version; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 580 or above; OR

TOEFL (Internet version; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 92 or above; OR

International English Language Test (IELTS; taken on/after February 11, 2010) 6.5 or above; OR

Cambridge Proficiency Examination (taken on/after February 11, 2007) C or above; OR

Cambridge Advanced English Test (taken on/after February 11, 2007) B or above.

High motivation and interest in European and international public policy.

Although Spanish is no longer a requirement for mobility tracks involving IBEI, basic knowledge of Spanish is recommended as some electives will only be available in Spanish.

Preference will be given to candidates with relevant work experience.
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