Public Policy

Academics Public Policy

Master program in Public Policy

 

1. Program Overview


- The Master program in Public Policy at VJU will provide students with a solid foundation of theoretical and practical knowledge, modern methodologies, and advanced tools and skills for analysis, evaluation, planning and management of public policies. Students will have the opportunity to study and research under the guidance and direction of professors and senior lecturers from Japan and Vietnam. The training program is based on the calculation of Vietnamese society’s constant need for public policy discipline and the lack of specialized academic programs that meet international standards.

 

- The program’s content focuses on two main pillars of economics and regional development with a focus on sustainable development and international integration. 

 

Duration: 24 months

Training Method: Fulltime

Teaching language: Vietnamese and English

Location:  Vietnam Japan University – My Dinh Campus

  

2. Career Orientation


After graduation, students will have the skills needed to work in the fields of planning and implementation of public policy as analysts, consultants, implementers, and policy evaluators. They will also be qualified to become academic researchers or members of the teaching staff at research institutes, national or international universities. In addition, they will also be able to work as consultants and coordinators at international organizations or NGOs.

 

3. Advantages of the Program

 

- High quality, based on the curriculum of the University of Tsukuba, modified to meet the requirements of the Vietnamese context 

- International academic environment with a minimum 50% of lecturers from Japan, modern facilities, participation in projects with well-known professors

- Substantially subsidized tuition fees, full scholarships for outstanding students based on performance

- Cost of three-month internship in Japan fully covered for 50% of students

- Modern knowledge and skills in a multicultural context, especially Japanese

- Competency when applying for jobs at Vietnamese and Japanese enterprises as well as international organizations upon graduation.


4. Japanese Coordinating University

UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA

The coordinating university of VJU’s Master’s program in Public Policy. One of the top 10 most prestigious universities in Japan. 



5. Voices Of Professors 


Prof. Yutaka Tsujinaka

UNIVERSITY OF TSUKUBA. Co-Director, Master's Program in Public policy

 


"The Master's Program in Public Policy (MPP) is a two-year program that integrates effectively theory and practice with an aim to formulate a framework for sustainable development. As part of the interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary programs under Vietnam Japan University, the MPP prepares students with a deep knowledge and understanding of the complexity and challenges of public policy, its formulation, implementation, and evaluation, with an emphasis on the connection between economies, industries, national and regional developments, and international relations. The program also equips students with a set of analytical tools and essential skills necessary to be more effective policymakers and social  leaders who have not only a sustainable vision but also the capacity to find and solve problems, as well as take the lead in achieving this vision. Those participating in the program will have the opportunity to strengthen their theoretical knowledge and practical skills through hands-on projects and policy-oriented internships at domestic and international governmental, non-governmental or private organizations. Graduates of the MPP are not only ready to take on leadership roles and managerial positions at Vietnamese, Japanese, and international institutions and governmental organizations, but they will also have the competency and eligibility to further their education and research on doctoral programs in this field.”


Dr. Nguyễn Thùy Anh

VIETNAM NATIONAL UNIVERSITY. Director, Master's Program in Public policy

 

"The MPP at VJU is an international quality program, based on the curriculum of the University of Tsukuba and has been tailored to meet the conditions and needs of Vietnam. The program is taught in English, with more than a half of lecturers professors from leading universities in Japan. Besides, students will have opportunities to gain practical knowledge and experience through a talk series in which invited guest speakers are senior leaders, experts and entrepreneurs from academic, public and private sector. Graduates of the MPP are not only ready to take on leadership roles and managerial positions at Vietnamese, Japanese and international institutions and governmental organizations, but they will also have the competency and eligibility to further their education and research in doctoral programs of this field."

 6. Curriculum


The curriculum consists of a total of 64 credits, including core courses in fundamental and professional knowledge, as well as elective courses in each specified field.

 

Courses

Credits

General knowledge


Philosophy

4

Japanese Language

6

Fundamental and Specific Knowledge 


Compulsory sources

18

Basic Sustainability Science

3

Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

Introduction to Public Policy

2

Governance and Development

2

Public Policy Analysis

2

Public Policy Formulation and Implementation

2

Macroeconomics for Public Policy

2

Public Economics

2

Elective courses 

20/42

Academic English

4

Quantitative Analysis and Empirical Methods

2

Leadership

2

Microeconomics for Public Policy

2

Fiscal and Monetary Policy

2

Public Finance

2

Development Finance 

2

Principle and Method of Performance Evaluation

2

International Trade

2

Urban and Regional Economics

2

Regional and Urban Development Policy

2

Industrial and Trade Policy

2

Agriculture and Rural Development Policy

2

Science and Technology Policy

2

Education Policy

2

Human Resource Development for Public Sector

2

Social Welfare Policy

2

Disaster Prevention

2

Transportation Planning and Policy

2

International Political Economy

2

Series of guest speakers' lectures

Non-credit

Internship

6

Master thesis

10

7. Policy of tuition support and Scholarship: Click here


 

8. Admission Information 


 Admission capacity: 20 students per intake


Admission requirements

 

- University graduation in the same or closely related disciplines with GPA ≥ 2.5/4.0. Candidates who have GPA < 2.8/4.0 are required to have two years of work experience. 

- English proficiency requirements:

* For official enrollment: Level 4/6 (IELTS 5.0-5.5) in Vietnamese reference framework for foreign language (Circular No. 01/2014/TT-BGDĐT) or equivalent.


Entrance exam 

- Open admission

- Entrance exam: application screening and oral test

 

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Master scholarship 2017


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LIST OF THE SAME, RELEVANT OR CLOSELY RELATED MAJORS FOR MASTER PROGRAM IN PUBLIC POLICY

Same majors

Relevant majors

Closely related majors

Economics 

International economics and other majors with 90% of the courses/credits matched with those of the economics program. Holders of a bachelor’s degree in relevant majors are not required to take the knowledge supplementary pre-courses.

 

State management, Science of political management, International relations, Business administration.


Finance – banking, Law and other majors with more than 60% of the courses/credits matched with those of the economics program.

 

 


CONTACT INFORMATION


     Admission Office

            Room 509, 5th Floor, My Dinh Campus

            Lưu Hữu Phước Street, My Dinh 1 Ward, Nam Tu Liem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam

            Tel: (+84-4) 73 06 60 01 (Ext: 5093)

            Hotline: (+84) 96 69 54 736; (+84) 96 96 38 426;

            Email: admission@vju.ac.vn