With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this programme provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services. The courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective.
Knowledge and skills acquired on the programme:
- In-depth knowledge of welfare regimes in different parts of the world
- A basic understanding of public economics, leadership and management in relation to welfare services
- The ability to apply techniques for evaluating public and private welfare programmes
- Advanced analytical and methodological skills.
The programme includes a total of 120 credits divided into courses of 7,5 or 15 credits each and a Master’s thesis of 30 credits.
- First semester, autumn: Welfare Regimes in Transition. Comparative perspectives on policies, management and reform. Joint introduction (15 credits) & Organization, Leadership and Management (7,5 credits) & Evaluation and Welfare Management (7,5 credits)
- Second semester, spring: Economics: An introduction to Public Economics (15 credits) & Elective courses or Internship for the second half of the term (15 credits)
- Third semester, autumn: Course in your major subject; Political Science, Social Work, or Sociology (15 credits) & Research methods: Political Science Methodology (15 credits)
- Fourth semester, spring: Master’s thesis, 30 credits
The programme prepares you for advanced welfare management work in roles such as policy formulation and decision making at the local, regional, national, European or international level. A degree in Welfare Policies and Management can also lead to employment in the private sector, such as non-governmental institutions or profit-making organisations. In addition, the programme prepares students for doctoral studies and a continued academic career.
Read more about this programme on www.lunduniversity.lu.se/Welfare-Policies-Management
Why Lund University?
Founded in 1666, Lund University is one of northern Europe’s oldest, broadest and finest universities. Ranked 70th in the QS World University Ranking 2015, the University is the #1 choice for international students coming to Sweden – one of the world's most innovative, creative and democratic countries.
If you want a truly global classroom experience where you can start your international network, Lund University is a great option to consider. Experience a different way of learning in a country ranked as the second best in the world at providing higher education. Group work and informal teacher-student relationships facilitate an in-depth level of learning.
The University is located in Lund - a charming and compact university city in southern Sweden, only 35 minutes from Copenhagen. The city is famous for its vibrant student life and is home to many world-leading research facilities and international companies.
Learn more about Lund University at www.lunduniversity.lu.se
Last updated November 17, 2015