Degree Programmes

Academic programmes

Degree programmes

BA in Public Administration Management (3-year-long programme – 180 ECTS)
(only in Hungarian)

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 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 fulfillfulfil various expectations in the fields of public service human resources, financial management and controlling, along with having adequate competence in IT and project management.

 

MA in Public Administration (2-year-long programme – 120 ECTS)
(only in Hungarian)

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 their 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)
(only in Hungarian)

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 contribute to public projects in public and private institutions, non-profits, central and local governments and national and international (European) organisations.

MA in (Science of) Public Governance (5-year-long programme – 300 ECTS)
(only in Hungarian)

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, analyise international models and social, economical, political and human factors that define and affect state operation.

 

PhD in Administration (the only one in Hungary)

(both in Hungarian and English)

Research areas in

  • Public Law and Public Administration
  • State and Society
  • Public Management
  • State and Economics
  • Public Administration in International and European Context
  • Human Resources

The Doctoral School of Science of Public Administrationon Sciences was established in 2013 and currently it is the only doctoral school specialising in the field of public administration in Hungary. The aim of the Doctoral School’s programme is to provide high-quality postgraduate-level education to professionals (researchers and practitioners) working in the field public administration. For further information on the available research fields and topics, please visit the doctoral school's website.

Non-Degree programmes

International (Erasmus) modules for exchange students

  • Public Governance and Political Science
  • Public Administration and Management

MA in International Public Service Relations

The master’s in International Public Service Relations 3-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 globalization to the law and policy making of international organizations to 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

The following specializations are available:

  • international public administration studies,
  • security studies,
  • policing studies,European studies

 

Degree programmes in Hungarian

BA in International Administration

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 training 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 MA programme can continue their studies in the master’s in International Public Service Relations programme.

 

BA in International Security and Defence Policy

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.

 

MA in International Public Service Relations

The master’s in International Public Service Relations 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 globalization to the law and policy making of international organizations to 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

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

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.