- ABOUT US
The world of policy and politics, governance and government can be murky with seemingly transparent and tangled connections. Who gets to define the agenda, what type of policy will come to the fore and who is accountable? This course sheds light on some of these concepts using the work of respected authors in the field. It allows learners to understand how a critical analytic and descriptive framework can help understand who is involved in the policy process, how it operates and ultimately leads to a discussion about who is accountable. The answers to these questions help lay a solid foundation for further exploration of policy analysis and formation in other courses. The course will offer online lectures, online discussion boards, assignments, weekly tutorial meetings to discuss readings and assignments, and an oral exam at the end of the course.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
BA in Social Sciences. The course instructions and all readings are given in English. Fluency in English, both reading and writing, is essential, in both technical and common language.
Course completion, ECTS, edubadges and estimated workload:
The course is completed once you fulfill the course requirements and pass the assignments and the oral exam. Your coursebook will also include the explanation of resit options. Participants will receive 2 ECTS equivalence credits and the certification will be offered through an online educational badge. The estimated workload is 60 hours, with 10-15 hours per week and 10-15 hours per assignments/oral exam.
The cost of the course does not include expenses for books or hard copies of the course material. The coursebook should be ordered yourself:
All other course materials can all be downloaded by the participant him/herself.
Starting date, enrollment time and payment:
Upon a successful enrollment, every participant will start the course on an individual basis, immediately after the acquisition of the course materials. Your tutor will reach out to you to agree on a timeline.
You will be enrolled for 10 weeks, including 1 week to access the platform and become familiar with the materials, 4 weeks of coursework, 2 weeks to do the oral exam and 3 weeks for potential resit time.
In case you prefer to use the 10 weeks in a different way, please agree with your tutor during your first exchange.
To pay the tuition fee, please make the transfer to the following account. Upon payment, you will be registered as student, and contacted by your tutor. On average this takes 1-2 weeks.
|Bank account no.||184.108.40.2065|
|IBAN||NL05 INGB 0657 618705|
|Swift or BIC code||INGBNL2A|
|Bank name||ING Business Banking|
|Bank address||P.O. Box 90153|
|5600 RE Eindhoven|
|Payment specification||your last name and 38.10.00.02N|
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