The two fundamental themes of the EPA programme are policy and politics and analytics, modelling and simulation represented in the Programme chart on the right by different colours. The academic year starts in early September and continues until July of the following year. The curriculum comprises two years of two semesters each (one semester has two course periods), which adds up to 120 EC*. The first year will be taught exclusively in The Hague. In the second year you will also have courses in Delft.
Studying technology and society and their interrelations is typical for the analytical approach central to all master programmes offered by the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. EPA is characterized by its unique blended, case-based approach to teaching and its focus on modelling and simulation. As a student you will:
- work on real and actual cases, such as the Ebola outbreak, the banking crisis, scarce metals or the introduction of hydrogen as an energy carrier, often with the real commissioner of the work at arm’s length
- gain the knowledge and means necessary to analyse problems, to model and simulate dynamic systems and to assess solutions that change our world for the better
- study through innovative teaching methods, online as well as offline, with focus on debating and presentation skills, including role-play with actors;
- profit from the case based approach of the programme, with real life cases.
See Programme in detail for more information about the programme fundamentals.
Students can take part in the EPA programme in one of the following ways:
- as a full time student of the two-year programme (see further under Application and admission).
- as an exchange student taking one or more individual modules to meet the requirements set by their own university.
In the first year, you follow a highly interactive programme with required courses. In the second year you can choose a technical specialisation.