Department of Administration and Organization Theory


Politics - Administration - Organization

Administration and Organization Theory is the comparative analysis of politics, administration, and organization. It belongs to the study of political science and it is founded on political and social theories.

Do you want to study public administration and political science?

We offer a two-year Masters Programme in Public Administration (MPA), taught in English. We also offer courses taught in English at the bachelors level.

If you need information regarding your studies and student services you can contact the study advisor or The Information Centre at The Faculty of Social Sciences.


Why did our students choose the MPA programme?

See what motivated some of our students to attend the programme, and what they have learned from it.

What is life like as a student at the UiB?

Practical information about student life at the university, date of exams, scheduling and more can be found at this page.

March / Olsen Honorary Lecture 2018

The first Honorary Lecture for James G. March and Johan P. Olsen

On May 23, 2018 the first March / Olsen Honorary Lecture was held in the University Aula at the University of Bergen.

The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management

Lægreid, Rykkja, and Christensen with chapter in The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Emergency Management

Per Lægreid and Lisa H. Rykkja have, together with Tom Christensen at the University of Oslo, published the chapter «The Co-Evolution of Reputation Management, Governance Capacity, Legitimacy and Accountability in Crisis Management».

James G. March

In memory of James G. March (1928-2018)

Professor James G. March passed away on September 27, 2018.

Bureaucracy and Society in Transition

Lægreid, Rykkja, and Greve with chapter in Bureaucracy and Society in Transition

Professor Per Lægreid and professor Lisa H. Rykkja have, together with professor Carsten Greve, contributed to the book «Bureaucracy and Society in Transition».

Bilde fra frokostmøte om migrasjon, som viser spørsmål fra salen til panelet.

– Unaccompanied minors is an extremely complex issue

A large audience gathered to participate at the public seminar on migration to Europe.

What kind of job can you get?

Every year approximate 10-15 international candidates complete the Master’s Programme in Public Administration. With a degree in Public Administration, the opportunities are many. 

On this page you can read some short interviews with former students.

Career opportunities


Join UiB Alumni

  • The word alumni is Latin, and means "former student at a school".
  • UiB Alumni is a venue for alumnis, professionals and students associated with the University of Bergen (UiB). The webpage provides information and news from the Department and the University.

Join our alumni group