Public Administration (Administration publique)
About the course
The Public Administration (Administration publique) study programme is prepared by Masaryk University in Brno and the University of Rennes in France. Czech and French teachers take turns in teaching, part of the teaching is in English and part in French. The programme is aimed at preparing highly qualified employees in public administration, but its graduates also find employment in the private sector in positions where they use their acquired knowledge and skills. The curriculum is strongly interdisciplinary and uses the proven know-how of the renowned participating universities, emphasising hard-skills knowledge but also developing soft-skills for easier employment. The programme has the prestigious international accreditation of the EAPAA, so it is one of a handful of the best programmes in the region. Along with solid economic knowledge, graduates receive an education in the broad field of administrative sciences and law. Through internships in Czech and French public institutions and special courses, graduates strengthen their prerequisites for finding a successful job after graduation.
The final output of the student and his/her studies in the programme is a diploma thesis, which verifies his/her ability to apply the acquired theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the elaboration of a specific topic in the field of public administration, public finance or public policy. Students have the opportunity to choose topics using their experience from internships in Czech and French public administration institutions.
Graduates receive French and Czech university diplomas, giving them the chance to work in interesting positions in many countries. Moreover, discussions with graduates show that double degree participants are more satisfied in their jobs and have slightly higher salaries than graduates who did not go abroad for an internship during their studies.
Within the framework of the study, the student is obliged to complete two internships. In the second year of study, students go to France, where they complete a two-month internship and teaching at L’Université de Rennes in France. It is important for the students that the trip to France is financially supported by the European Erasmus+ programme and the faculty itself contributes to part of the costs. In the second year of study, an internship is carried out in a Czech institution for a duration of one month. The programme will potentially allow participants to alternate between an internship in the Czech Republic and an internship in English in another developed country.
Students have the possibility to use a list of Czech and French institutions provided by the MFTAP programme coordinator and the French side. They can thus be sure that they will be doing their internship in an institution that is used to receiving interns and has tasks reserved for them that will advance them professionally in their subject of study. Czech internship mentors are invited each year to an MFTAP workshop where student feedback from both Czech and French internships is discussed.
Examples of internships in the Czech Republic: Brno City Municipality, South Moravian Regional Authority, Ministry of Finance of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, European Centre Brno.
Examples of internships in France: Préfecture d'Ille-et-Vilaine, Université Rennes 1 Service des Affaires Internationales, Chambre Régionale de Commerce et d'Industrie de Bretagne, Nantes Métropole, Maison de l'Europe de Rennes
The dual traineeship system gives the study programme an essential uniqueness and the opportunity to experience public administration practice in two different countries of the European Union. The intercultural dimension is a specific comparative advantage of this system.
Career opportunities and follow-up studies
Successful graduates of the Czech-French Public Administration (Administration publique) programme work in European Union institutions, Czech ministries and many other interesting positions in the public sector. They have also obtained positions in the French–Czech Chamber of Commerce, as well as in private international companies such as Gardner Denver.
Also, they will be prepared (if they wish) to pursue a doctoral programme with a focus on, for example, economics, management, public administration and public policy in most countries of the world immediately after graduation or with time to spare after gaining practical experience.
Our Master's degree programmes are open to students holding a Bachelor's or equivalent degree. Applicants must have a good command of the English and French language. Please see this page for complete information on how to apply or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For application process, the applicant needs to attach the following documents to the e-application:
- Complete e-application form - online in Masaryk University Information System
- Personal data form
- Curriculum Vitae
- Certified copy of Bachelor's diploma
- Certified copy of Final transcript
- Statement of purpose
All application materials must be in English or in Czech.
Tuition fee is €7,000 for the whole 2-year-long programme. Tuition fee for the first year of studies (€3,500) is payable at the beginning of the semester. Students will obtain detailed information on the method of payment along with the decision on admission to studies.
Students who have completed their undergraduate studies at Université de Rennes do not pay tuition fees according to the current agreement between the two universities. A scholarship programme will be available for the best students in the programme.
In the third semester of their studies, all students go to Rennes for a study and work placement. For this trip, each student will receive Erasmus+ financial support to facilitate their studies.
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