Master's Program in Public Policy

            

 

 

The Master’s Program in Public Policy at Vietnam Japan University (VJU) is designed to prepare students with deep knowledge and understanding of the complexity and challenges of public policy, its formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The program also aims to equip students with a set of analytical tools and essential skills necessary to be more effective managers, leaders, decision-makers, and implementers who have not only a sustainable vision but also the capacity of finding and solving problems as well as taking leadership in achieving the vision.

See MPP's brochure here and Program's Introduction here.

The Program is promulgated under Decision No. 4297/QĐ-ĐHQGHN dated October 30th, 2015, of the President of VNU.

Duration: 24 months

Training Method: Full-time

Teaching language: Vietnamese and English

Location: Vietnam Japan University – My Dinh Campus

 

TRAINING PROGRAM

Educational Philosophy: Toward a liberal arts education that emphasizes sustainable development based on an interdisciplinary approach and the combination of practice and theory.

Slogan: Better policies for a better life

Mission: Provide high-quality human resources and conduct excellent research in the field of public policy

Vision: Become a leading training program in the field of public policy.

Program's Objectives:

PO1 (Knowledges): Provide students with in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge in both theory and practice in the field of public policy.

- PO2 (Skills): Train students with the necessary cognitive, executive, and personal management skills in the field of public policy.

- PO3 (Attitude): Develop good ethics and attitude, high responsibility and creativity among learners, who are aware of the role and impact of public policy on socio-economic actors and the responsibilities of public policy makers, managers, experts, and researchers. 

 

Expected Learning Outcomes: link

Program Specification 2015

Program Specification 2021

 

ADVANTAGES OF PROGRAMS

  • High quality, based on the curriculum of Tsukuba University, modified to meet the requirements of Vietnam’s context;
  • International academic environment; at least 50% of lecturers from Japan; modern facilities; participation in projects with well-known professors;
  • Substantially subsidized tuition fees; full scholarships for outstanding students;
  • A 3-month fully covered internship in Japan for 50% of students;
  • Modern knowledge and skills in a multicultural context, especially Japanese;
  • Competency when applying for jobs at Vietnamese, Japanese enterprises, and international organizations upon graduation;
  • Work in the fields of planning and implementing public policies as analysts, consultants, implementers, and evaluators;
  • Academic researchers and members of teaching staff at research institutes, national and international universities;
  • Consultants and coordinators at international organizations or NGOs;
  • Study Ph.D. degrees at both national and international education institutions;

SEMINARS

 

                          

              Seminar of Dr. Pham Sy Thanh from VERP          Seminar of Mr. Dau Anh Tuan from VCCI - PCI

                                                     

                                                         

                                                 Seminar of Dr. Tamura March 5th, 2018 for MPP02 students

 

FIELD TRIPS

 

  

RESEARCHING ACTIVITIES

MPP's Lecturers and Students' Publication

 

University of Tsukuba

  • The partner university of VJU’s Master’s Program in Public Policy.
  • One of the top 10 most prestigious universities in Japan.

URL: https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/

 

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. This is the tentative schedule that will be applied from MPP 6th intake.

 

No

Courses

Credits

 General knowledge

 10

1

 Philosophy

4

2

 Basic English

4

3

 Japanese Language I

2

 Fundamental and Specific Knowledge

50 

 Compulsory courses

20/20

4

 Basic Sustainability Science

 3

5

 Methodology and Informatics for Sustainable Science

3

6

 Microeconomics for Public Policy

2

7

 Macroeconomics for Public Policy

2

8

 Public Policy Analysis

3

9

 Quantitative Analysis for Public Policy

3

10

 Internship

4

 Elective courses

20/39

11

 Governance and Development

2

12

 Leadership

2

13

 Development Finance

3

14

 Econometrics

3

15

 Principle and Method of Performance Evaluation

3

16

 Economics and Policy of Urban and Regional Development

3

17

 Social Welfare Policy

2

18

 Disaster Prevention

2

19

 Agriculture and Rural Development Policy

3

20

 Education Policy

3

21

 Transportation Planning and Policy

3

22

 International Political Economy

3

23

 Research Methodology

3

24

 Japanese Language II

4

 Series of guest speakers’ lectures

 Non -credit

 Master's thesis

14

 Total

64

See scholarships and Financial aids here

ADMISSION 2022:

1. Admission schedule

No.

Content

1st admission

2nd admission

3rd admission

1.

Application period

From March 2022 to 15/04/2022

From 18/04/2022 to 17/06/2022

From 20/06/2022 to 29/07/2022

2.

Announcement on the list of candidates for interview

18/04/2022

23/06/2022

04/08/2022

3.

Interview

23 - 24/04/2022

25 - 26/06/2022

06 - 07/08/2022

4.

Announcement of admission results and enrolment

April 2022

July 2022

August 2022

5.

Opening ceremony

September 2022 (Plan)


2. Application method

Application documents screening and interview.


3. Interview method

The candidate may choose one of the two following interview methods:

  - On-site interview: Candidates are requested to go to VJU campus to participate in a face-to-face interview with the admission committee;

  - Online interview: Only those candidates who cannot join on-site interview at VJU campus due to geographical or work conditions may propose the admissions committee to allow them to take online interview via Internet connection.

See Detailed VJU's postgraduate admission 2022: Admission Information - Master's Programs 2022

Download Application Package 2022

 

The related issues such as Appropriate majors, Relevant related majors, English requirements and admission quota for each Master programs, please see at Admission website: http://admission.vju.ac.vn/en/homepage/

 

LECTURERS & STAFF AT MPP OFFICE

 

                                  

        Prof. Dr. Naohisa Okamoto         Dr. Nguyen Thuy Anh                   Prof. Dr. Naka Shigeto 

              Program Co-Director                  Program Director                            JICA Expert

                    (See full CV)                                (See full CV)                                (See full CV)

 

                              

      Dr. Vu Hoang Linh                Dr. Dang Quang Vinh              Ms. Nguyen Thi Huong        Ms. Ngo Minh Thao

     Program Coordinator               Program Lecturer                   Faculty Assistant                Faculty Assistant

         (See full CV)                             (See full CV

 

INVITING LECTURERS OF MPP

 

VJU international students Tet holiday greeting

VJU at 4th NIES International Forum on Sustainable Future in Asia

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VJU OPEN CAMPUS 2019: Explore the Excellence

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Liberal arts education: Appropriate training philosophy for Vietnam

Signing Ceremony for Memorandum of Cooperation between VJU and Osaka University

The fourth opening of Japan

High-school students from Toyama Prefecture visited VJU

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Student exchange agreement signing ceremony between Vietnam Japan University and Toyo University

Vietnam Japan University and Kwansei Gakuin University Collaborative Learning Program on sustainable development

Establishment of Vietnam Japan University Council for the term 2021-2026

Closing ceremony of the 237th AUN-QA Online/Remote Assessment at Programme Level: MEE

VJU to resume the on-site classes since 28 Feb 2022

Decision on restructuring the Steering Committee of Covid-19 prevention at Vietnam Japan University

SAD NEWS: FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF JAPAN: MR. SHINZO ABE HAS JUST PASSED AWAY

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