Certificate in Digital Governance

The Centre for Digital Governance offers a Certificate in Digital Governance for Hertie School students enrolled in the Master of International Affairs, Master of Data Science and Master of Public Policy programmes. The Certificate is awarded to students who devote a meaningful portion of their studies to digital governance-related coursework. To be eligible, students must complete two courses plus a Master's Thesis on digital governance over the course of their studies. Your transcripts must show that you have finished and received a passing grade for all relevant courses and Master's Thesis. The Master's Thesis does not have to be supervised by Centre-affiliated faculty, any faculty at Hertie may supervise the thesis. The Master’s Thesis can cover other research areas as those mentioned below, but must be related to digital governance. In exceptional and well-justified cases, 3 digital governance related courses might be accepted (see below for more details). 

What is our understanding of digital governance-related course work? We understand digital governance as policies and efforts of digital transformation to achieve public good. 

Sample Digital Governance Courses

Below are some examples of courses offered that are relevant for the Certificate. These courses won't always be available, but this list can give students an idea of what courses may be offered. Please keep in mind that courses do not have to be taught by core faculty of the Centre to be relevant for the certificate.