Master of Arts in Public Policy

The program combines a strong basis in the core subjects of public policy with specialization in selected policy areas. Courses combine analysis and critical thinking with problem-solving. Students work on
both academic research papers and problem-oriented policy briefs, using quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Students may choose an area of concentration during the one-year MAPP program. The Areas of Concentration are:
• Development
• Security
• Governance
• Media and Communication
• Higher Education Policy


The overarching aim of the program is to provide students with a solid grounding in key themes of public policy and policy analysis as well as practical and issue-oriented knowledge which will prepare students for their future roles as policy-makers, advisors, and analysts in governmental and non-governmental organizations. Through the courses included in the core curricula, students will gain a detailed and systematic understanding of how policy-making processes are shaped and influenced by both, actors and political institutions, and how public policies operate and interact from the global political economy through to national and local levels.


Title Instructor Credit
(Narcotic) Drugs and Global Societies Judith Aldridge (George Soros Visiting Chair) 2.0
Academic Writing for One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students Zsuzsanna Toth
Borbála Faragó
Sanjay Kumar
Advanced Human Rights Law and Mechanisms for Public Policy Students Kirsten Roberts Lyer 2.0
Advanced Impact Evaluation: Management and Methodology Alexis Diamond 2.0
Applied Policy Lab Marko Godart Prelec 2.0
Applied Regression Analysis 1 Michael Dorsch 2.0
Applied Regression Analysis 2 Michael Dorsch 2.0
Applied Research in Higher Education Policy and Practice I-II Kata Orosz 4.0
BRAVE NEW WORLD: Global Challenges to Public Interest Journalism in the Age of Trump Dean Starkman 2.0
CMDS Practicum Marius Dragomir 2.0
Corruption, Corruption Control and Global Governance Agnes Batory 2.0
Courts as Global Policy Actors Marie-Pierre F. Granger 4.0
Critical Approaches to Policy Making towards Roma in Europe Iulius Rostas 2.0
Critical Reasoning Simon Rippon 2.0
Designing Interventions to Respond to Conflict and Violence Julia Buxton 2.0
Documentary for Social Change Jeremy Braverman
Kate Coyer
Doing Good Less Badly John Ryle (George Soros Visiting Chair) 2.0
Economic Analysis for Public Policy I Anand Murugesan 2.0
Economic Analysis for Public Policy II Martin Kahanec
Michael Dorsch
Economics of Higher Education Kata Orosz 2.0
Equality Policy in Comparative Perspective Andrea Krizsan
Violetta Zentai
Ethics, Politics and Policy Miklos Zala 2.0
Food Policy and Politics Tiziana Centofanti 2.0
Gender, Conflict and War Margaret Jenkins 2.0
Geopolitics of the Internet Cameran Ashraf 4.0
Higher Education and Public Policy Marvin Lazerson
Norbert Sabic
Higher Education Policy in the Age of Knowledge Society Liviu Matei 2.0
How to Think about Science: An Introduction to Philosophy of Science Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
Impact Evaluation: Theory and Application Alexis Diamond 2.0
Institutions and Actors in the Policy Process Uwe Puetter
International Organizations: Past, Present, Future Wolfgang H. Reinicke 2.0
Intervention in Action: South Sudan Daniel Large 2.0
Introduction into Qualitative Evaluation Research of Foreign Aid Projects Thilo Bodenstein 2.0
Introduction to Cyberconflict Cameran Ashraf 4.0
Introduction to Development Cristina Corduneanu-Huci 2.0
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Gábor Baranyai 2.0
Introduction to Global Governance and Public Policy Wolfgang H. Reinicke
Daniel Large
Introduction to Human Rights Law and Mechanisms for Public Policy Students Kirsten Roberts Lyer 2.0
Introduction to International Humanitarian Law for Public Policy Students Kirsten Roberts Lyer 2.0
Jean Monnet Module on European Integration Uwe Puetter 4.0
Job Search Basics and Beyond – The SPP Career Course (for One-year MAPP and Mundus MAPP students) Marija Stojanovska Rupcic 0.0
Journalism and Social Change in Historical Perspective Constantin Iordachi
Dean Starkman
Just Data Miklós Koren, Department of Economics and Business
Arieda Muço, Department of Economics and Business
Chrys Margaritidis, Dean of Students
Roberta Sinatra, Department of Mathematics and Its Applications
Karoly Boroczky, Department of Mathematics and Its Applications
Jozsef Martin, Transparency International Hungary
Achilles Georgiu, Department of Economics and Business
Labour and Population Policy Martin Kahanec 2.0
Law and Public Policy Marie-Pierre F. Granger 2.0
Macroeconomics and Public Finance Lajos Bokros 4.0
Media Freedom and Human Rights Sejal Parmar 2.0
Migration Policy in European Context Rainer Münz 2.0
Networked Governance: Theory and Practice Wolfgang H. Reinicke 2.0
Policy Analysis Agnes Batory
Julia Buxton
Evelyne Hübscher
Politics and Policies of Foreign Aid Thilo Bodenstein 2.0
Psychology and Public Policy Kinga Göncz 2.0
Public Choice Michael Dorsch 2.0
Public International Law in Argument and Practice Bernhard Knoll-Tudor 2.0
Public Management Nick Sitter 2.0
Public Policy and Party Politics Evelyne Hübscher 2.0
Public Sector Economics Michael Dorsch 2.0
Religion and Society in Turkey Brett Wilson 2.0
Religion in the Public Sphere Brett Wilson 2.0
Research Design and Methods for Public Policy I Achim Kemmerling 2.0
Research Design and Methods for Public Policy II Thilo Bodenstein 2.0
Rural Development Policy Andrew Cartwright 2.0
Science, Society, and Environmental Policy Tiziana Centofanti 2.0
Security in the Global South: Latin America case study Julia Buxton 2.0
Social Justice Frameworks in Action (SJFACT) Michael Dorsch
Marie-Pierre F. Granger
Simon Rippon
Tamara Steger
Sound Studies: Listening & Creating between the Material, Medium and Metaphor Cameran Ashraf
Ian Cook
Sara Svensson
Sound studies: listening & creating between the material, medium and metaphor Ian Cook, Center for Media, Data and Society
Cameran Ashraf, School of Public Policy
Jeremy Braverman, CEU Library
Dumitrita Holdis, Center for Media, Data and Society
Sara Svensson, School of Public Policy
Judit Emese Konopás, Independent Sound Researcher
Zoltán Kovács, Budapest Metropolitan University
Lucia Udvardyová, Journalist and musician
Strategic Security Narratives in a “Post-Fact” World Vivian S. Walker 2.0
Terrorism and Counter Terrorism Nick Sitter 4.0
Text Analysis Across Disciplines - Data Collection and Curation Jessie Labov, Center for Media, Data and Society
Tamas Kiss, Department of Medieval Studies
The ethos of science: Objectivity, disintrestedness and autnomy Maria Kronfeldner 2.0
The Global Economy: Actors, Institutions, Challenges Thilo Bodenstein 2.0
The Global Politics of Africa Daniel Large 2.0
The Global Politics of China Daniel Large 2.0
The Internet & Human Rights Cameran Ashraf 2.0
The Law and Politics of Combating Violence Against Women Andrea Krizsan
Mathias Möschel
The Political Economy of Global Governance Wolfgang H. Reinicke 2.0
The Politics of Government Transparency Cristina Corduneanu-Huci 2.0
The Politics of South-South Development in Africa Daniel Large 2.0