Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP)

Overview

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) is a two-year-long international Masters course funded by the European Commission and offered by four leading European institutions: Central European University, Budapest (Hungary), International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (the Netherlands), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (Spain) and the University of York. The program is coordinated by the Central European University.

Scholarships available

The European Commission provides a number of scholarships covering tuition and living expenses for EU and non-EU students to study for the two years of the Mundus MAPP programme. Full details of the scholarships are available from the Mundus MAPP website.

Please consult the Mundus MAPP website for information on deadlines and application requirements.

Contact details for further information

If you have any queries about the Mundus MAPP programme please contact in the first instance Henriett Griecs, Administrative Coordinator, at mundusmapp@ceu.hu.

Structure

Mundus MAPP is unique in the flexibility with which students can tailor their learning experiences to their individual needs through the selection of mobility tracks. 

There are four mobility tracks, each of which allow students to focus on a particular area. The tracks available to students through the University of York are:

  • European Public Policy - students on this track spend their first year at the Central European University in Budapest before joining the University of York
  • Governance and Development - students on this track spend their first year at International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam before joining the University of York

The European Public Policy track has an emphasis on policy analysis, policy making and problem solving in the European Union. The central focus is on the policy process in the EU and its member states. The track is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the EU as a supranational institutional system, and thus of the dynamics of public policy in a multi-level context. The central analytical tools include quantitative and qualitative analysis (including macro-economic policy analysis), and comparative public policy tools such as policy design, policy instruments, organisational arrangements, implementation and evaluation. 

The Governance and Development track is based on the premise that, if 'governance' entails a process which goes beyond the realm of the nation states in policy making, then thinking about formal and informal 'institutions' and the manner in which they are formed, defined, changed, maintained and / or evolved allows applicants to situate and better understand the various logics of political and economic reforms operating across the implementation of various good governance related policies in the developing world. The ISS's situational analysis of governance in development, which draws on approaches in policy studies, international relations and international political economy, is combined with the University of York's problem solving analysis of governance related policies in development, drawing on the interdisciplinary linkages between public administration, governance and organisational studies.

Admissions

Admissions Requirements

For the appropriate application forms and application procedures, please see the Mundus MAPP website.

The European Public Policy track is particularly suitable for students who wish to pursue a career in the civil service, think tanks or regulated private sectors such as utilities, in the EU, its member states or its neighbourhood, or who wish to use the European experience in other countries.

The Governance and Development track is particularly suitable for students wishing to study public policy in the context of developing countries with the objective of working in an international organisation.