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 core PMD

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

  • Selected Topics: Public Management & Digitization I + II + III

(e.g. International Administration & Conflict Management; Digital Services of General Interest; Data Spaces & Digitization of the Media)

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

Other Elective Modules 

Advanced Methods

  • Advanced Methods I
  • Advanced Methods II

  • 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

Max 2 elective modules from other study programs. E.g. on Mobility, Trade & Logistics; Economic & Transport Policy; Innovation Management & Transformation.

Research Project (optional)

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

Internship (minimum of 6 weeks, optional)

Master Phase

Semester 4 | to the extent of 24 ECTS

Final Module 

  • Masterthesis
  • Disputation


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 | BA/MA PAIR | MA IRPG | MA PMD
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1431
Room:Semi 0.02
Bürgin, Alexander
Bürgin, Alexander Dr
Program Director of the study programs in the fields of Politics | Administration & International Relations I BA/MA PAIR | MA IRPG | MA PMD
Phone:+49 7541 6009-1405
Room:FAB 3 | 0.71
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