Programmes in English
MA in International Public Service Relations – MIPuS (3–semester–long programme – 90 ECTS)
The 3-semester long MA programme was launched in February 2016. This comprehensive programme is offered both to Hungarian and foreign citizens, focusing on security and defence studies and European studies. The programme delivered in English language is synthetizing the methods and approaches of the disciplines of international relations, public administration, law and economics. The effects of globalisation, the law and policy making of international organisations, the institutions and sectoral policies of the EU as well as good governance or integrity management are among the topics covered in this programme. Its aim is to educate and train students to become experts in their fields in their future positions either at international and EU institutions or in their respective national public administration roles.
Upon completion of the programme, graduates will benefit from a thorough and comprehensive understanding of today’s international affairs as well as the tools that will enable them to critically assess, analyse and answer global and international problems and policy issues. The aim of the programme is to train experts capable of undertaking duties at international and EU institutions and agencies, in the administration of foreign affairs, defence policy and law enforcement as well as in the international departments of NGOs or business entities.
MIPuS is open for international students and applicants representing international public services. Hungarian citizens are also encouraged to apply.
To ensure the training’s standard of excellence, every applicant has to meet the same criteria:
- have a good command of English, as a minimum requirement
- possess an appropriate BA/BSc degree or verify the completion of at least 180 ECTS credits in the given fields
The applicants’ language skills and competences will be tested during a personal or skype interview.
PhD-programme in Administration – the only one in Hungary
(available both in Hungarian and English) – focuses on the following research areas:
- History of state and public administration (Head: Dr. HORVÁTH Attila PhD)
- Legal studies (Heads: Dr. PATYI András PhD, Dr. PAPP Tekla PhD)
- Public administration management and sociology (Head: Dr. TÓZSA István PhD)
- Economics (Heads: Dr. KUTASI Gábor PhD, Dr. HALMAI Péter DSc)
- Public governance (Head: Dr. HALÁSZ Iván PhD)
- International and European studies (Head: Dr. KOLLER Boglárka PhD)
- Human resources in public administration (Head: KISS György DSc)
Programmes in Hungarian
BA in Public Administration Management (3-year-long programme – 180 ECTS)
with specialisations in:
- General Administration
- International Public Administration
- Tax Administration
Graduates of BA in Public Administration Management are “generalists” who are capable of leading, managing and organising various tasks at various levels of the central and local administration. Based on the broadening competence of administration, this requires sufficient knowledge of law, management, administration and economics. In line with these requirements, graduates are able to fulfil various expectations in the fields of public service human resources, financial management and controlling, along with having adequate competence in IT and project management.
BA in International Administration (3-year-long programme – 180 ECTS)
This 6-semester long programme is aimed at training professionals who are able to serve as international administrators, organisers, and contact persons in the international relations of public bodies, with a special focus on cooperation within the European Union and its Member States. Graduates of the BA programme can also work as managers of international organisations. One of the programme’s cornerstones is competence-based training, aimed at providing students with practical knowledge that they can use effectively in their everyday work. Graduates of the BA programme can continue their studies in one of the master’s in public administration or management.
BA in International Security and Defence Policy (3-year-long programme – 180 ECTS)
The 6-semester-long BA programme provides students with a theoretical foundation of security and defence studies, which includes Common Security and Defence Policy of the EU, NATO humanitarian and rescue tasks, conflict prevention and peace-keeping, tasks of combat forces in crisis management to joint disarmament operations, military advice, and assistance and tasks in post-conflict stabilization. The BA programme, redesigned in 2013 with the joint university module courses, provide a common understanding and knowledge for all civilian, military, and police students.
This BA programme was transferred during the Academic Year 2019/2020 to the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training.
MA in Public Administration (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
with specialisations in:
- Executive for Administration
- International and European Public Administration
- Science of Public Administration
Graduates of MA in Public Administration are familiar with the goals, methods and practices of public administration and they gain thorough knowledge and competence in state sciences, basics of law, law making and enforcement, the operation of the fundamental institutions as well as human rights and basics of other social sciences related to public administration. They are administration experts who are capable of leading, overseeing and controlling various tasks and processes, thus supporting decision- making and management activities.
MA in Public Policy and Management (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
Graduates of MA in Public Policy and Management are knowledgeable in economics, social sciences, management, law and methodology. In line with their technical and theoretical experience, graduates are capable of analysing complex questions and issues in public administration, executing planning, coordination and management tasks, and contributing to public projects in public and private institutions, nonprofits, central and local governments and national and international (European) organisations.
MA in (Science of) Public Governance (5-year-long programme – 300 ECTS)
Graduates are experts who are capable of handling complex tasks related to the structure and roles of the state with a high level of planning, strategic, analytical and managerial skills. The aim of the degree programme is to train experts who are able to manage strategic planning, effect evaluation with policy and economical aspects, who are knowledgeable on methods, techniques and the framework of administrative law. Graduates are also capable of effectively managing changes in state administration and they acquire the necessary skills to compare state activities, analyse international models and social, economical, political and human factors that define and affect state operation.
MA in International Public Service Relations (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
The 4-semester-long programme aims to train experts to fulfil tasks within international and EU agencies, in the administration of foreign affairs, defence policies, and law enforcement. Our students will be acquainted with a broad range of contemporary questions in international relations, from the phenomenon of globalisation to the law and policy making of international organisations, or international law and the law of the European Union, as well as ‘hot topics’ such as good governance and integrity management. Upon completion of the programme, graduates will benefit from a thorough and comprehensive understanding of today’s international affairs, as well an understanding of the instruments that will enable them to critically assess, analyse and answer global and international problems and policy issues.
Four specializations are available:
- International public administration studies,
- Security studies,
- Policing studies,
- European studies
MA in International Relations (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
The curriculum of the MA International Relations programme was, in collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, framed to fulfill practical needs. The syllabus, having been created to provide practical knowledge and to prepare students for careers in diplomacy, is in alignment with the requirements of foreign affairs administration. Topics related to foreign economy and economic diplomacy are dominant segments of the study programme.
The following specializations are available:
- International Economic Relations
- Regional and Civilizational Studies
- European Studies
Upon completion of the programme, in addition to earning competitive skills and knowledge, graduates will be able to build careers not only in the field of public administration, but also in the public sector, the academic sphere and in the field of international relations.
MA in International Security and Defence Policy (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
The 4-semester-long MA programme builds upon the knowledge obtained by the students during their BA-level studies, either at the Faculty, or in another BA programme which complies with the entry requirements of the master’s programme. Careful development of these programmes goes back two decades. As a result of unrelenting curriculum development in the field of security and defence policy, NUPS has managed to create a unique field of education as no other Hungarian university has these kinds of programmes in their portfolio. Security and Defence Policy also has a PhD programme within the Doctoral School of Military Science at the university, and is available in both English and Hungarian.
This MA programme was transferred during the the Academic Year 2019/2020 to the Faculty of Military Science and Officer Training.