Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy

The Erasmus Mundus Masters Program in Public Policy (Mundus MAPP) provides a detailed and systematic understanding of how political institutions, processes, and public policies operate and interact from the global political economy to national and local levels with a direct focus on European engagements at these levels of governance.

The program is delivered by four top-ranked European universities: Central European University (CEU), Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI - Spain), the International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam in The Hague (ISS - the Netherlands), and the University of York (UK). Until the graduation of the 2016-18 student cohort, the program runs under the European Union's prestigious Erasmus+ Erasmus Mundus Programme.

Mundus MAPP offers four mobility tracks each combining two institutions and specializing in a field of public policy. Applicants may only apply for one mobility track.

Mobility tracks involving CEU in the first year of Mundus MAPP offer two different specializations:

Applicants who wish to pursue a career in international civil service, voluntary organization, or global industries may be attracted to the CEU-IBEI track specializing in Global Public Policy. In this track there is an emphasis on policy making and problem solving in a range of international contexts (from the strongly institutionalized European policy regimes to the broader and less institutionalized global regimes). The central focus is on the policy process at the international and global level, including the design and operation of international organizations and global policy regimes. The track is designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of public policy in anarchic, semi-anarchic, and institutionalized international contexts. This includes analysis of policy networks, international organizations, and global policy regimes. Students will gain knowledge of international relations and international political economy, as well as policy making, implementation, and enforcement. The central analytical tools include quantitative and qualitative analysis (including macro-economics), and comparative international public policy tools such as the organization, resources, and policy instruments of global policy regimes.

Applicants 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 neighborhood, or use the European experience in other countries may be attracted to the CEU-York track specializing in European Public Policy. This 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, from agenda-setting and policy making, through policy design, implementation, and evaluation. The track is designed to provide students with thorough understanding of the EU as a supranational institutional system, and thus of the dynamics of public policy in a multi-level context. Students will gain knowledge of the politics and economics of European integration, as well as policy making and implementation in the EU and its member states. 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, organizational arrangements, implementation, and evaluation.

Detailed information about the program, including admissions information, is available at www.mundusmapp.org.