Combining a PhD degree with a full-time job? The Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) offers a programme that supports the ambitions and intensifies the research and analytical skills of fellows. The training programme invites GPAC² fellows to join the stimulating and challenging research community of UNU-MERIT and its School of Governance.
GPAC² meets the needs and availability of working professionals and researchers with full- or part-time jobs, allowing them to combine their careers with obtaining a PhD. The programme is designed to provide advanced training in the theory and skills crucial to policy analysis and design. The research that participants will focus on fits into one of the School’s research themes. The key lecturers of the programme are leading scholars in the field of policy analysis and the related areas like governance, social protection, migration, growth and development, technology and innovation.
The Dual Career Training Programme to obtain a PhD in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) is taught in English and consists of a first year with three training workshops, followed by two progress workshops a year.
Specialisation in “Governance and Policy Analysis” and in “the Economics of Technology, Innovation and Development”
The Maastricht Graduate School of Governance (MGSoG) at United Nations University research institute UNU-MERIT uses the expanded expertise of the institute by offering two tracks. The GPAC² programme programme in year one can be taken with a focus on Governance and Policy Analysis or with a focus on the Economics of Technology, Innovation and Development. Basic courses in year one are similar, specialization courses are different between tracks. All programme requirements are identical in the tracks.
In order to graduate, GPAC² fellows have to submit a manuscript and fulfill conditions equal to standards that are required for the full time PhD programme participants. This means the fellows have to comply with the Regulation governing the attainment of doctoral degrees. At the beginning of the programme you will receive more information about coursework, research and programme procedures.
GPAC² training programme
After successfully finishing the training programme and submitting a PhD proposal, fellows will have and/or receive: