At the Department of Government we conduct research on and engage in teaching within many of the classical problems in political science and political theory, such as the relationship between state and society, politics and administration; organization and individual; professionalization; the division of responsibility between the public and private sectors; democratization; the nature of politics; the relation between; conditions for governance and leadership.
Our study programs are suitable for those of you that have an interest in understanding the construction of society, and that like discussing issues such as societal security, knowledge, climate, child protection, welfare policies, or large political-administrative reforms.
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Do you want to study public administration and political science?
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.
Attitudes toward fossil fuel subsidy removal: A cross-country analysis on four continents
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.