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Public Administration

Welcome to the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University.

The Institute of Public Administration focuses on the functioning of various political-administrative systems locally, nationally, and internationally, the relationship between politics and administration, the organisation of the civil service, issues of ethics, and policy analysis. Special emphasis is placed on the importance of institutions for the functioning and reform of political-administrative processes.

  • Only students of the MSc Public Administration can participate in the courses of Public Administration.

Timetable

timetable

Intro

Introduction

The MSc Public Administration offers 4 tracks (specialisations)
1.European Governance
2.International Administration
3.Politics and Bureaucracy
4.Comparative Public Management

Practical information

All mandatory components and electives can be found under the choosen track. Also available is an suggested order. In total a student needs 60.0 ECTS:
•Every student of Public Adminstration takes two core courses (10 ECTS). Those courses constitute a firm base on which the specialisation builds further.
•Besides the core courses, each student takes the course Research Design and the course Report and Presentation (2* 5.0 ECTS).
•In addition to these courses students take four specialisation courses (20 ECTS) or three specialisation courses (15 ECTS) and an elective (5.0 ECTS)
•Students conduct original research on a topic of their choice within their track and present their results in a thesis (20 ECTS).

Practical information for students who started in 2012-2013

Practical information for the students who started in September 2012 or February 2013

CPM/P&B

Comparative Public Management / Politics & Bureaucracy

Block 1 and block 2 are part of Semester 1. Semester 2 consists of block 3 and block 4. This entails that students who start in February thus begin in block 3. The suggested order can be found in the overview CPM/P&B. In total a student needs 60.0 ECTS.

Research Master

Students who would like to explore the possibility of joining a more challenging, two years Research Master’s programme, should follow a set of courses that make it possible to do so after the 1st semester. These courses are marked with a star in the e-prospectus and their setup includes additional possibilities to adjust the level of difficulty to challenge the ambitious student. If you have not considered a career at university or a research institution, but you think you might like to explore it, then you should follow these courses from the start. Some affinity with quantitative data is a plus.

  • NB The courses Democracy, Bureaucracy, Public Choice & Public Institutions can be followed both as a ReMa and a non-ReMa elective. The other courses with (*) are strictly ReMa electives
Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Public Policy 5
Performance Management 5
Executive Accountability in a Multi-level Governance Context 5
Politicians and civil servants: a complicated partnership 5
Report and Presentation-bl2* 5
Democracy, Bureaucracy, Public Choice* 5
Effective government: a matter of permanent reform 5
Networking and Performance 5
Public Values 5
Report and Presentation-bl3 5
Research Design 5
Politics, Governance and Media 5
Comparative Public Management 5
Master Thesis Public Administration 20

elective courses

States, Markets and Politics* 5
Public Institutions* 5
Politics and the Policy Process* 10
Building Democratic Institutions 5
EU Decision Making 5
Governance in the EU: Policies 5
Public Management 5
Current Issues of International Organisations 5
Interest representation 5
Peacebuilding after conflict 5

EU/IA

European Governance / International Administration

Block 1 and block 2 are part of Semester 1. Semester 2 consists of block 3 and block 4. This entails that students who start in February thus begin in block 3. The suggested order can be found in the overview EU/IA (right of screen, listed under ‘files’or ‘bestanden’, named: 1314_EG_IA_versie_jan_14). In total a student needs 60.0 ECTS.

Research Master

Students who would like to explore the possibility of joining a more challenging, two years Research Master’s programme, should follow a set of courses that make it possible to do so after the 1st semester. These courses are marked with a star in the e-prospectus and their setup includes additional possibilities to adjust the level of difficulty to challenge the ambitious student. If you have not considered a career at university or a research institution, but you think you might like to explore it, then you should follow these courses from the start. Some affinity with quantitative data is a plus.

  • NB The course Democracy, Bureaucracy, Public Choice can be followed both as a ReMa and a non-ReMa elective. The other courses with (*) are strictly ReMa electives. Public Institutions is a compulsary course but can be also be followed as a ReMa elective.
Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2
Public Institutions* 5
International Organizations and Good Governance 5
Non-state actors and international organizations: public pressure, lobbying and policy-making 5
Research Design 5
EU Decision Making 5
Building Democratic Institutions 5
Report and Presentation-bl2* 5
Report and Presentation-bl3 5
Governance in the EU: Policies 5
Public Management 5
Current Issues of International Organisations 5
Interest representation 5
Peacebuilding after conflict 5
Master Thesis Public Administration 20

Electives

States, Markets and Politics* 5
Public Policy 5
Politics and the Policy Process* 10
Politicians and civil servants: a complicated partnership 5
Democracy, Bureaucracy, Public Choice* 5
Effective government: a matter of permanent reform 5
Public Values 5
Comparative Public Management 5

Rules

Course and Examination Regulations

Course and Examination Regulations

Track courses

Students follow the programme in which they started. So students who started in February 2012 still follow that programme eventhough there are some changes in the new curriculum. This implies that if a certain course was a track when you started the programme and this course is no longer considered a track course in the current e-prospectus you can still use this as a track course.

Address & contact

Campus The Hague is a faculty of Leiden University, located in The Hague. The Campus has several buildings. Mostly, we use “SBS” and “CDH-SH” for educational purposes.

SBS

Location Schouwburgstraat
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA Den Haag
The Netherlands

CDH-SH

Location Stichthage
Koningin Julianaplein 10
2595 AA The Hague
Rooms is Stichthage do not have numbers but names, e.g. ‘Korte Voorhout’.

Route description

Institute

Via our website you can find the contact details of the study advisor, the Student Desk, the Board of Exams, all staff members and more.

USIS & BB

Blackboard (BB) and uSIS

uSIS

Through uSIS you will be able to:

  • Access your examination results
  • Register for examinations (if applicable) and cancel registrations.
  • Register for seminars and cancel registrations.
  • Change your study address.

uSIS

When to register in uSIS?

Students are required to register for each course and each examination separately. For exams, this is possible from four weeks up to ten days before the exam date. For courses, this is possible from four weeks up to two days before the start of the course.
If you for what ever reason cannot register for a course or exam, please send an email to onderwijsbsk@cdh.leidenuniv.nl and ask the staff members to register you and do this BEFORE THE DEADLINE. Please mention your student number!

BlackBoard

All students have access to the course materials that are posted on the Blackboard system, an e-learning tool for online learning and instruction. Blackboard facilitates the exchange of messages and documents between students and lecturers and among students. You can log in using your ULCN account, which consists of a username and a password.
Go to blackboard and then to ‘courses’. You need to enrol. It is important to check your courses on this site on a regular basis, since most of the information (literature, sheets, assignments, changes in the schedule) will be posted on Blackboard. Please note that you cannot register for a course through Blackboard. Registration for courses is only possible via uSIS (see above)!

When to enrol in Blackboard? When is the Blackboardpage opened?

Since Blackboard is not used as a means of official registration for courses, the coordinator of the course can decide whether he or she wishes to make use of Blackboard and when the relevant page will be made available to the students. Most coordinators inform students via the heading ´Blackboard´ in the course description when (appr) the Blackboard page comes available. If this information is not in the e-prospectus and you do like to know whether or not the coordinator intends to use blackboard, you can best contact the co-ordinator.

I registered via USIS. Why does this not show up in Blackboard?

These to systems are not linked to each other. So if you want to use Blackboard, you need to enroll!

The ULCN account

The ULCN account gives you access to all the necessary IT facilities of Leiden University until you have completed your programme. Together with the account, you are automatically assigned an e-mail box (uMail box).

New student- february 2014

Dear student Public Administration,

We welcome you to the Leiden University Master’s programme in Public Administration! This letter will inform you about the first week of your studies. For the first three days we have organized introduction activities to get to know the university, the study, the students and the city.

On Monday February 3rd, your academic year starts. This day is the first day of your Master as well. We would like to welcome you at Campus the Hague. This day will include lectures and study related activities. February 4th and 5th will also be filled with lectures and extra curricular activities, including a meet and greet with the study advisors and an explanation about registration for lectures and exams. To know what you can expect these first days, we send you hereby the program.

We hope to welcome you on Monday February 3rd at 10:00 in A0.01, at the Schouwburgstraat (For a route description see attachment with this e-mail). The students of Public Administration will be introduced to the master with a short welcome

Monday February 3rd
09.50 – 10.00 Coffee/Tea at Schouwburgstraat (A0.01)
10.00 – 11.00 Welcome by Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova. The study association B.I.L. will also give a short presentation
11.00 – 13.00 Lecture Current Issues (Group EU/IA)
11.30 – 12.50 Explanation how to enroll for courses and exams in uSIs (location: Stichthage)
(Group CPM/PB)
13.00 – 13.45 Presentation Ester Barendregt (Advisor Ministry of Finance, IMF Expert) (room: Living Lab)
14.15 – 15.30 Excursion at Province of Zuid-Holland

Tuesday February 4th
13.00 – 16.00 Lecture Governance in the EU (Group EU/IA)

Wednesday February 5th
09.00 – 12.00 Lecture Effective Government (Group CPM/PB)
12.00 – 15.00 Lecture Public Values (Group CPM/PB)
12.00 – 14.00 Explanation how to enroll for courses and exams in uSIs (location: Stichthage) (Group EU/IA)
16.00 – 18.00 Joined drinks at Grand Café de Tijd (Plein)

We strongly recommend you to attend these three introduction days. It is a good way to meet other students and the study advisors and administrative matters will be explained, that are important for the rest of the year. Please inform Laurie Grasmeijer by sending an e-mail to l.c.grasmeijer@cdh.leidenuniv.nl before 10:00 hrs of the 30th of January when you will be present.

We hope to see you on february 3rd !

Best regards,
Dr. Antoaneta Dimitrova, Jolanda den Heijer, Sofie Delpeut & Laurie Grasmeijer

Manuals

Manual

The manual for students who start in 2013-2014 can be found on the right of the screen (under files/‘bestanden’).

Manual for students who earlier

Those manuals can be found in the e-prospectus of that academic year (archive).

Library use / Leiden catalogue

How to search for books and articles in Leiden? And how do you get hold of the publications you have found, in digital or printed form?
How to quickly and easily search for books or articles of which you have some details? How to search books by subject? And finally how to get hold of the book or article? It might be available online!

Learning materials for all sorts of databases, like PiCarta, ERIC or Web of Science, can be found in the Manuals and demo’s on the Libraries website.

USIS

FAQ USIS

FAQ ULCN

FAQ ULCN

Blackboard manual

Blackboard is the online learning environment for the University of Leiden. A short manual

FAQ

FAQ

Study Advisor

Appointment study planning

You can make an appointment to discuss your results, your study progress and (personal) problems with study advisor Jolanda den Heijer via mail. Check for the walk-in consultation