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 2021

1. Admission schedules

No.

Contents

1st admission

2nd admission

3rd admission

1.

 Application period       

From Jan 2021 to 25/03/2021

From 26/03/2021  to 18/06/2021

From 19/06/2021  to 30/07/2021

2.

 Announcement on the list of   candidates for interview

26/03/2021

23/06/2021

03/08/2021

3.

 Interviews (*)

27 - 28/03/2021

26 - 27/06/2021

7 - 8/08/2021

4.

 Announcement of admission results   and enrolment

April 2021

July 2021

August 2021

5.

 Opening ceremony

September 2021

 

2. Application method: Application documents screening and interview.

3. Interview methods

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

  • On-site interview: Candidates are requested to go to the VJU campus to participate in a face-to-face interview with the admission committee;
  • Online interview: Only those candidates who can not join on-site interviews at the VJU campus due to geographical or work conditions may propose the admission committee allow them to take online interviews via an Internet connection.

See Detailed VJU's postgraduate admission 2021

Application Package 2021 to download

Grading Criteria for Admission Interview

The related issues such as Appropriate majors, Relevant related majors, English requirements, and admission quota for each Master program, 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

Admission to Master’s Programs in 2019

Climate change Adaptation From Interdisciplinary Knowledge

VJU OPEN CAMPUS 2019: Explore the Excellence

Learning more about VJU to explore the world – class education

The largest airline in Japan through VJU students' perspectives

The fourth opening of Japan

High-school students from Toyama Prefecture visited VJU

How I study MNT at VJU by Khine Wai Zin from Myanmar

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