Economics & Law

Sozialpolitik

Social Policy

Master

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The graduate program Social Policy offers an internationally renowned, two-year curriculum that enables successful candidates to enter into positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. The interdisciplinary master's degree program includes courses in the origins and development of the welfare state and of civil society and seminars focusing on the analysis of European welfare regimes and the challenges they face within a globalized context. International and comparative soc... more » more »


Basic data

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

More information at Application and enrolment

Enrolment for new students

for winter semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.06.

Enrolment for advanced students

for winter and for summer semester

without restriction

Deadlines for applications/enrolment

15.06. resp. 15.01.

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The graduate program Social Policy offers an internationally renowned, two-year curriculum that enables successful candidates to enter into positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. The interdisciplinary master's degree program includes courses in the origins and development of the welfare state and of civil society and seminars focusing on the analysis of European welfare regimes and the challenges they face within a globalized context. International and comparative social policy and specialized studies in selected areas of social policy as well as the development and effects of social policy measures are also part of the advanced curriculum.

The Università degli Studi di Milano (MA Management of Human Resources and Labour Studies) and the University of Bremen (MA Sozialpolitik) have jointly developed a double degree programme, which will start in the winter semester 2015/16. Students will spend a year each at the university of Bremen and Milan receiveing two master certificates after the successful completion of all requirements. Since the programme is an extension of the MEST programme and the specialisation "European Labour Studies" it offers an interdisciplinary education in the field of European industrial relations with a particular focus on Germany and Italy.

The two programmes in Bremen and Milan have different focal points: Bremen has a strong social policy orientation while Milan offers a sociological and human resource perspective. Both programmes focus on welfare state institutions and industrial relations. Additionally, both programmes qualify for research-oriented jobs in all areas of social policy and industrial relations, e.g. in international organizations, government departments, welfare organisations or community associations.

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master in Social Policy offers a first-class education, on an international level, over four semesters. One hereby receives qualification for positions in all areas of social policy, as, for example, in international organisations, ministries, welfare or citizens' associations.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

No online courses currently available for this program.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Lectures in the Master Programme Social Policy are structured in nine thematic modules:

Module 1 and 2:
Introductory Courses:
Social policy analysis, courses in economics and law

Module 3:
International and Comparative and European Social Policy

Module 4a:
Governance
Public administration and social management

Module 5a:
Inequality and Justice
Theories of welfare state development and of justice

Module 6: Specialisation
1. "Health Care System and Health Care Policy"
2. "Work and Social Security"
3. "European Labour Studies"

Modul 7:
Depending on Course specialisation (see Module 6):
1. and 2. - Research Training with accompanying colloquium or Study abroad
3. Study abroad at a university which is part of the MEST network

Modul 8:
Research Unit I

Modul 9:
Research Unit II
with Master Thesis


The study cycle for students studying the double degree program with the University of Milan is similar in the first year:

All double degree students will spend the first semester at the University of Bremen. The semester starts with a special orientation period to get to know the programme, the participants and the lecturers of both universities. Additionally, it provides an introduction to social policy, industrial relations while in the same time deepening methodological skills.

In the second semester the programme concentrates on the specialisation "European Labour Studies". In addition, the modules "Governance and Management" and "Theories of the Welfare State" are offered.

For the third semester the double degree students change to the University of Milan where knowledge in labour studies, European labour law and empirical methods is deepened.

During the fourth semester the master thesis will be written at the University of Milan. The thesis can be both empirically and (comparative) or theoretically orientated. Students will apply for the master thesis at the University of Milan, however they will choose a supervisor from each university.

Major fields

Health Care System and Healh Care Policy
Work and Social Security
European Labour Studies

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

If you..
.. want to come to terms with all arguments regarding the development of the welfare state and social policy;
.. want to learn more about European welfare states, their future under conditions of globalisation;
.. want to analyse, how individual fields of social policy are developed, and what kind of social consequences evolve from political measures;
.. strive for a professional field of work that reflects upon social science, includes responsible action and research oriented work;
.. already have a degree in social or economic sciences, or in other fields related to social policy including classes in methods or statistics;
Then ..
the Master Programme of Social Policy should be of interest to you!

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.06. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.06. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 331,42 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Irina Wiegand
Building: Unbekannt
E-Mail: irina.wiegand(at)zes.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-58508

Faculty secretariat

Sonja Rose
Building: GW2
E-Mail: srose(at)zes.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-58500

Status

13.04.2017
Description of subject

DESCRIPTION OF SUBJECT

The graduate program Social Policy offers an internationally renowned, two-year curriculum that enables successful candidates to enter into positions in international organizations, government administration, welfare associations or civil society organisations. The interdisciplinary master's degree program includes courses in the origins and development of the welfare state and of civil society and seminars focusing on the analysis of European welfare regimes and the challenges they face within a globalized context. International and comparative social policy and specialized studies in selected areas of social policy as well as the development and effects of social policy measures are also part of the advanced curriculum.

The Università degli Studi di Milano (MA Management of Human Resources and Labour Studies) and the University of Bremen (MA Sozialpolitik) have jointly developed a double degree programme, which will start in the winter semester 2015/16. Students will spend a year each at the university of Bremen and Milan receiveing two master certificates after the successful completion of all requirements. Since the programme is an extension of the MEST programme and the specialisation "European Labour Studies" it offers an interdisciplinary education in the field of European industrial relations with a particular focus on Germany and Italy.

The two programmes in Bremen and Milan have different focal points: Bremen has a strong social policy orientation while Milan offers a sociological and human resource perspective. Both programmes focus on welfare state institutions and industrial relations. Additionally, both programmes qualify for research-oriented jobs in all areas of social policy and industrial relations, e.g. in international organizations, government departments, welfare organisations or community associations.

Occupational fields and career opportunities

OCCUPATIONAL FIELDS AND CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Subsequent non-teaching occupational fields

The Master in Social Policy offers a first-class education, on an international level, over four semesters. One hereby receives qualification for positions in all areas of social policy, as, for example, in international organisations, ministries, welfare or citizens' associations.

Teacher training (Lehramt)

No courses available for students training to be teachers at state-run schools

Possibilities for additional qualifications

Graduates qualify for admission to doctoral studies.

Objectives and contents of program

OBJECTIVES AND CONTENTS OF PROGRAM

No online courses currently available for this program.

Stages of study / curricula / description of modules

Lectures in the Master Programme Social Policy are structured in nine thematic modules:

Module 1 and 2:
Introductory Courses:
Social policy analysis, courses in economics and law

Module 3:
International and Comparative and European Social Policy

Module 4a:
Governance
Public administration and social management

Module 5a:
Inequality and Justice
Theories of welfare state development and of justice

Module 6: Specialisation
1. "Health Care System and Health Care Policy"
2. "Work and Social Security"
3. "European Labour Studies"

Modul 7:
Depending on Course specialisation (see Module 6):
1. and 2. - Research Training with accompanying colloquium or Study abroad
3. Study abroad at a university which is part of the MEST network

Modul 8:
Research Unit I

Modul 9:
Research Unit II
with Master Thesis


The study cycle for students studying the double degree program with the University of Milan is similar in the first year:

All double degree students will spend the first semester at the University of Bremen. The semester starts with a special orientation period to get to know the programme, the participants and the lecturers of both universities. Additionally, it provides an introduction to social policy, industrial relations while in the same time deepening methodological skills.

In the second semester the programme concentrates on the specialisation "European Labour Studies". In addition, the modules "Governance and Management" and "Theories of the Welfare State" are offered.

For the third semester the double degree students change to the University of Milan where knowledge in labour studies, European labour law and empirical methods is deepened.

During the fourth semester the master thesis will be written at the University of Milan. The thesis can be both empirically and (comparative) or theoretically orientated. Students will apply for the master thesis at the University of Milan, however they will choose a supervisor from each university.

Major fields

Health Care System and Healh Care Policy
Work and Social Security
European Labour Studies

Application and enrolment

APPLICATION AND ENROLMENT

Recommended abilities/ target groups/ requirements placed on students

If you..
.. want to come to terms with all arguments regarding the development of the welfare state and social policy;
.. want to learn more about European welfare states, their future under conditions of globalisation;
.. want to analyse, how individual fields of social policy are developed, and what kind of social consequences evolve from political measures;
.. strive for a professional field of work that reflects upon social science, includes responsible action and research oriented work;
.. already have a degree in social or economic sciences, or in other fields related to social policy including classes in methods or statistics;
Then ..
the Master Programme of Social Policy should be of interest to you!

Admission requirements

For inclusion in a master's degree is the completion of studies at the Bachelor's level requirement.
The subject-specific entry requirements are set out in the current Aufnahme-/Zulassungsordnung (admission regulations).
It also includes the different deadlines for the provision of evidence.

Admission regulations

Admission

for new students

without restriction


for advanced students

without restriction


Deadline for application (beginner)

  • 15.06. for winter semester

Deadline for application (advanced)

  • 15.06. for winter semester
  • 15.01. for summer semester

Beginning of course for new students

WiSe

Beginning of course for advanced students

WiSe and SoSe
Formalities

FORMALITIES

Type of studies

postgraduate studies

Time involved

full time study

Studies as

sole subject

Degree/qualification

Master

Title on graduation

Master of Arts (M.A.)

Standard course length

4 Semester

ECTS-Credits

sole subject
120CP

Accreditation


by: AAQ
from: 16.09.2016

Federal law on support in education

4 Semester

Costs

Semester fee 331,42 €

Bremen has a study account model (Studienkontengesetz).

Language of delivery (mainly)

German

Regulations

Examination regulations
Admission regulations
Research and teaching

RESEARCH AND TEACHING

Contact and counselling

CONTACT AND COUNSELLING

Departmental counseling

Dr. Irina Wiegand
Building: Unbekannt
E-Mail: irina.wiegand(at)zes.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-58508

Faculty secretariat

Sonja Rose
Building: GW2
E-Mail: srose(at)zes.uni-bremen.de
Fon: 218-58500

Status

13.04.2017