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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.

New publication

Establishing a National Police Emergency Response Center: How Urgency Led to Delay

New article describes and analyzes the decision‐making process related to the establishment of Norway's National Police Emergency Response Center (NPERC). Authors' are Per Lægreid (UIB), Lise H. Rykkja (UIB) and Tom Christensen (UIO)

News

New book on vocational education

Michelsen with new book on vocational education in the Nordic Countries.

Grant for research on child protection interventions

Jill D. Berrick and Marit Skivenes is awarded a Peder Sather Grant to conduct research on child protection interventions in Norway and the US.

Room for improving the child friendliness of courts

Professor Marit Skivenes has published an article in International Journal of Children’s Rights.
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New Public Management and reform trends

Bleiklie with new article in Encyclopedia of International Higher Education Systems and Institutions.

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

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  • 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.

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