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Nordic Master in Public Administration, Leadership and Digitalization

Nordic Master in Public Administration, Leadership and Digitalization


120 credits / 2 years





Apply time

16.10-15.1, 15.3-15.4

Nordic Master in Public Administration, Leadership and Digitalization

The Nordic Master in Public Administration, Leadership, and Digitalization is a highly research focused Master’s programme of 120 ECTS. It is a programme offered jointly by three different universities; University of Gothenburg, NORD University in Bodø (Norway), and Åbo Akademi University (Finland).

The programme is directed at students coming from a social science background (minimum requirement of a bachelor degree of 180 ECTS) aiming at preparing for professional work in academia as well as within public sector organizations.

The programme will provide students with valuable insights into theory and practice, focusing on public administration, public finance and budgeting, and governance. The Nordic welfare models is highly integrated throughout the programme, together with a distinct perspective on how public sector organizations are affected by and adjusts to processes of digitalization.

Information meeting on December 15

An Information meeting with Q&A about the programme will be held on Zoom on December 15 2020, at 1 pm.

Please read more about the programme on the website of University of Gothenburg.

More information about the programme


Applications are per instructions issued by University of Gothenburg. Please see https://www.gu.se/en/study-gothenburg/nordic-master-in-public-administration-leadership-and-digitalization

Two application rounds:

  1. International admissions, 16.10-15.1
  2. National admissions (Sweden)  15.3-15.4
    Applicants from the Nordic countries can apply in both admissions.

Åbo Akademi

Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics
Fänriksgatan 3 B
20500 Åbo