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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 positions
Christiesgate 17 og 19

Do you want to be our new colleague?

The Department has now announced to new associate professor positions.

New publication
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A Central Concept in Institutional Theory

Per Lægreid and Tom Christensen write about "The Logic of Appropriateness" in new book celebrating the work of James G. March

News
Agnete Hessevik og Thea Gregersen

Who will win?

CET PhDs Agnete Hessevik and Thea Gregersen are ready for Forsker Grand Prix Friday October 1st.

New publication
Illustration

Shame, Art and Hells Angels

Zuzana Murdoch studies the implications of engaging with a Stigmatized Organization in new publication.

New publication
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Political (Over)Representation and the Double-Motive Hypothesis

Zuzana Murdoch uses evidence from Norwegian Register Data in new publication on Public Sector Employees in JPART.

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

Alumni

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.

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