Why should you choose this program?
The program provides the graduates with the abilities of understanding and practical application of the current methods of solving the problems in social policy and labor market policy as well as the abilities of evaluation of the problems and policies.
The program is recommended especially to those applicants who are interested in the development of public and social policies in Central European (post-communist) countries and in social aspects of public administration. The program content focuses on processes and implementation of social policies taking the institutional perspective into consideration.
What will you be able to do after graduation?
You will be qualified to work as managers and experts in social policy and labor market policy fields or as research, in the state, non-governmental and commercial organizations. In particular you can perform the roles of managers or program designers in public policy, social services, social security or employment organizations in various sectors. You also can become teachers, especially in the tertiary education.
The program also prepares you for further academic studies in a wide range of Ph.D. program with focus on public or social policies, public administration, human resources, management, etc. You can also continue your post-graduate studies at our department in the program.
Who can apply for this program?
Admission to a Master’s degree program is conditional on graduating from a Bachelor’s degree program in some field of public or social policy, some other social science field, economics and management, public administration.
We seek students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary public policies in general and in social and labor market policies in particular who want to research topics such as policy changes, evaluation of social programs, who want to research topics as policy changes and evaluation of social programs.
What will you study?
The Master's program consists of three semesters of coursework and one semester of thesis writing.
- Contemporary social policy problems in Europe: East and West
- Economics of the welfare state
- Employment and labor market policy: European Perspective
- Programs of social development in organizations
- Evaluation research
- Multivariate data analysis
- Public policy process
- Gender and labor market in different European contexts
- Conceptualization the thesis
- Diploma seminar (Master’s thesis)
Who will teach you?
The courses are run by the team of experienced teachers. The team head Tomas Sirovatka has been involved in several international research projects (EC 7th Frame projects, Horizon 2020, Norwegian funds and others), has taught in international program Master of European Social Security (University of Leuven), and is Executive Manager of the International Ph.D. seminars of European Postgraduate School in Social Sciences (EUSOC, Masaryk University).