International Public Management - English - Full-time

During the IPM programme, you’ll learn how to think critically to create tangible and effective solutions to ultimately improve the wellbeing of citizens and the environment.
In year one, you’ll engage in a range of subjects required in IPM, including economics, international law, sociology, public management and more. In year two, you’ll begin to apply your knowledge in projects and case studies addressing international political cases. The last two years of the programme you’ll tackle the current environment where government institutions and multinationals struggle. The programme culminates in an applied research project in year three and an internship and thesis in year four.

Contact the study

If you have any further questions about admission requirements, enrolment or IPM in general, please e-mail Jasper van Koppen at j.j.c.vankoppen@hhs.nl or give him a call: +31 (0)70 - 445 7170
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Contact the student

Renzo di Bono Santomaruro – International Public Management
Hey, my name is Renzo and I am a first year IPM Student. I am Dutch by nationality, born in Curucao and raised in Aruba (both part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands). I’ve been living in the Netherlands for about 1.5 years as of January 2017. My interests range from Fine Arts to Liberal Arts & Philosophy to History and anything in between. Do you have a question about study life at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, finding a room, life in The Hague and Holland, or any other? Email me! Please let me know and I shall email you back as soon as possible.

Jakob Grüter – International Public Management
Hi, I am Jakob Grüter and I am a first year student of International Public Management at The Hague University of applied Sciences. I come from Germany. My interests and hobbies are music – I play two instruments and love singing -, swimming, reading and bicycling. Do you have any questions about study life at the Hague University of Applied Sciences, finding a room, life in The Hague and Holland or any other? Email me! Please let me know and I shall email you back as soon as possible.

Structure of International Public Management - English - Full-time

Lectures

18

hours per week

Self-study

24

hours per week

Projects

10

hours per week

Study credits

60

in year one

Year 1

The first year is the foundation (propaedeutic) year

Timetable

Term 1
Professional English
Introduction to Public Administration
Project 1.1
Research Skills
Professional Skills
Comparative Politics
Term 2
Professional English
Introduction to International Organisations
Introduction to Economics
Introduction to Law
Project 1.2
Professional Skills
Term 3
Professional English
Civil War and Conflict Studies
Global Sociology 1
Public Policy Making 1
International Law
Professional Skills
Term 4
Professional English
Financial Management
Public Policy Making 2
Human Rights Law and Conflict Resolution
Professional Skills
Organisation and Management
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Year 2

Delve deeper

Timetable

Term 1
Professional English
Economics and Policy 1
Dealing with Data
Peace and Economy Building
Intercultural Communication
Term 2
Professional English
Economics and Policy 2
Peace Agreements and Negotiations
Project Management
Conference Project Proposal
Organisation and Management 2
Term 3
Professional English
Conference Project Plan and Pitch
Governmental Accounting
Ethical and Moral Standards
Comparative Public Administration
Term 4
Professional English
Project Event and Evaluation
Global Sociology 2
Human Resource Management
International Economic Relations
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Year 3

Timetable

Term 1
Internship / Minor
Term 2
Internship / Minor
Term 3
E-Governance
European Public Management 1
European Public Management 2
Financial Management 1
Skills 1
Term 4
European Public Management 3
European Public Management 4
Financial Management 2
Research Proposal
Skills 2
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Year 4

Internship and graduation

Timetable

Term 1
Internship
Study Group Thesis 1
Term 2
Internship
Study Group Thesis 2
Thesis, Policy Advice and Assessment
Term 3
Advanced Policy Advice Skills
Literature Review
Performance Management Research in the Public Sector
Study Group Thesis 1
Term 4
Advanced Policy Advice Skills
Study Group Thesis 2
Thesis, Policy Advice and Assessment
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Minors

Tailor-make your degree

IPM students can enter the workforce with an additional specialisation, or minor. You can choose from the long list of minors on offer from all departments at THUAS, as long as you meet the entry requirements for your chosen minor. You might, for example, want to deepen your understanding of Chinese Economics and Culture, improve your knowledge of Global Citizenship or even help facilitate developing countries in their exporting endeavours in the Development Cooperation minor. A list of up to date minors is available upon request. Additionally, you may be interested in pursuing a minor abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Working methods

Lectures, seminars, study visits, self-study, group activities and project work

THUAS offers a balance of traditional classroom teaching and practical group assignments, perfect if you are practical and hands-on.

We also provide additional learning opportunities via our student organisation, Agora, which is active in the department and organises trips and guest lectures. It often connects with our 150 UNESCO partner universities around the globe.

The IPM department also plans study trips to important institutions in our field in Europe.  

Assistance during your studies

Study coaching and advice

On the IPM programme, you’ll be allocated a mentor (in the form of a teacher) to discuss your study progress. He/she can help you improve your time-management skills, give general study advice and guide you career development. He/she will be your general contact for the programme.

Collect ECTS

Binding Study Advice (BSA)

If you haven’t acquired the basics needed to continue the degree programme of your choice, you will have a hard time completing it successfully. To make sure that you have these basics, you will have to meet an academic progress standard during your first year as a student (the foundation year). If you have earned at least 50 of the 60 credits (or, if relevant, have satisfied a qualitative requirement), the Examination Board will give you a positive binding study advice to continue your degree programme. In most cases, if you earn fewer than 50 credits, you will receive a Negative Binding Study Advice (NBSA) and you will have to leave the degree programme.

But the Examination Board will always consider personal circumstances. These could include illness or participating in elite sports: personal conditions that might have kept you from meeting the required academic standard. In such cases, the Examination Board can postpone giving its study advice. This means that you can continue your degree programme for the time being and that your study advice will be issued later, possibly with additional conditions imposed.
It is important, however, that you inform the Examination Board immediately of any personal conditions that might apply to you.

In conclusion: every student is responsible for his or her own academic progress. For this reason, make sure to contact your academic career coach early on if things are not going well. Read all the rules and requirements for the binding study advice in Chapter 7 of the Programme and Examination Regulations (PER) for your degree programme.


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