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Friedrichstr. 180 Berlin,
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Postgraduate Overview

Master of International Affairs

The Master of International Affairs (MIA) prepares students for careers requiring a profound understanding of today’s global policy challenges in government, diplomacy and international organisations. Specialise in one of three areas of concentration: international security, European governance, or human rights and global governance.

The MIA is a two-year, full-time programme in English. Students graduate with a MA degree.


Master of Data Science for Public Policy

The Master of Data Science for Public Policy (MDS) brings together passionate students from both technical and social science backgrounds to deepen their analytical skills and develop an in-depth understanding of the policy world. Learn how to leverage algorithmic decision-making to tackle some of the most complex challenges of our time with data-driven solutions. 

The MDS is a two-year, full-time programme in English. Students graduate with a MSc degree.


Master of Public Policy

The Master of Public Policy (MPP) equips students with the analytical and managerial skills necessary for careers in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Specialise in either policy analysis or management and organisation.

The MPP is a two-year, full-time programme in English. Students graduate with a MPP degree.


Executive Master of Public Administration

A unique forum for exchange, learning and professional development, the Executive MPA is a flexible programme for experienced professionals who want to acquire innovative tools to tackle the challenges of modern governance. The programme offers working professionals maximum flexibility to tailor the curriculum to individual interests and schedules. Specialise in one of three areas of concentration: leading innovation and managing change, digitalisation and big data, and global governance frontiers.

The Executive MPA can be completed in one year (full time) or two to four years (part time). Students graduate with a MPA degree.


Dual-degree programmes

Want to gain even more international experience? Spend one year at the Hertie School in Berlin and one year at a world-renowned partner institution. At the end of the two-year programme, graduate with a degree from each university. The Hertie School has dual-degree programmes with the following partners:

  • Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University
  • School of Public Affairs, Sciences Po
  • School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
  • Bocconi University
  • Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Tokyo
  • London School of Economics

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