Master of Arts (MA) in Public Management & Digitalization | PMD

Structure & Content

Major Phase Mandatory Modules

Semester 1-2 | to the extent of 36 ECTS

Mandatory Modules 


Research Methods 

  • Research Design & Methods I
  • Research Design & Methods II



Modules from the core area of Public Management & Digitalization

  • Public Management & Digitale Transformation
  • Public Administration

  • Digitization in the public sector

  • Administrative Law



Major Phase Elective Modules 

Semester 2-4 | to the extent of 60 ECTS

Elective Modules 


  • Governance and Controlling of Public Sector Organizations
  • Administrative Informatics and Artificial Intelligence

  • Selected Topics: Public Management & Digitization I + II

  • Comparative Public Policy Analysis
  • Human Decision Making
  • Fundamentals of Law
  • Leadership
  • Mobility Innovations & Digitalization



Other Elective Modules 


  • International Relations
  • Global Governance
  • War & Peace
  • European Institutions
  • Comparative Politics & Institutions
  • Political Behavior & Public Opinion
  • Modern Political Theory
  • Inequality & Justice
  • Computational Political Science
  • Applied Data Analysis


Multidisciplinary Elective Modules


Research Project 


  • Research Project (Elinor-Ostrom-Projekt)
  • Research Colloquium
  • Advanced Methods


Internship (minimum of 6 weeks)


Advanced Methods

  • Advanced Methods I
  • Advanced Methods II


Master Phase

Semester 4 | to the extent of 24 ECTS


Final Module 

  • Masterthesis
  • Disputation


ZU|plus

Semester 1-4 | to the extent of 4 ECTS

Optional modules that do not count toward the final grade.


  • Workshop Creativity & Performativity
  • Workshop Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship
  • TandemCoaching

Program Director

Behnke, Joachim
Behnke, Joachim Prof Dr rer pol
Academic Program Director Politics, Administration & International Relations | PAIR
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Fax:+49 7541 6009-1499
Room:Semi 0.02
Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Program Director
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1405
Room:FAB 3 | 0.71
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