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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
Word cloud, Accountability

Conflictual Accountability

Lise H. Rykkja, Kristin Rubecksen and Per Lægreid are co-authors on new article in Administration & Society.

New publication

Bridging higher education and the world of work?

Hanne Kvilhaugsvik examines employer panels in Nordic university governance.

New position

Are you our new colleague?

New position open as Associate Professor at the Department of Administration and Organization Theory.

Hanna Jones

PH.D.-Profile: Hanna Amalie Holding Jones

In my PhD project I explore how Norwegian public administrators experience the inherent conflicts in their role, and how these conflicts affect policy making.

New publication
Ishtiaq Jamil

How culture may nurture institutional trust

Ishtiaq Jamil and Hasan Muhammad Baniamin with new insights from Bangladesh and Nepal

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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