Master's in Social Policy in Europe

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A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Social policy examines how governmental structures meet human needs. Such necessities include health, education, and safety. These programs may prepare students to pursue careers that seek to improve lives around the world.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master in Economic and Social Policy - taught in FRENCH

University of Mons
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Belgium Mons

he master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres. [+]

This program is taught in FRENCH.

The master’s degree in economic and social policy, representing 120 credits, provides a solid specialist training, enabling effective integration into the public and private spheres.

Profile of the programme

The master’s degree in economic and social policy provides advanced training based on solid management fundamentals (economic policy, tax law, public and administrative law, etc.) at both national and European levels, providing a thorough understanding of decision-making, especially in public institutions.

The curriculum includes:

A first year of 60 credits divided into 20 general education credits (Belgian society and institutions, IPP tax law, internal policy of the European Union, public and administrative law, discrimination analysis), 30 credits in economic and social policy (economic policy, SEC national accounting, sustainable development and production, social economics, social policy and labour economics) and a specialized module of 10 credits (seminars in economic policy and social policy), plus optional language courses. A second year of 60 credits built around a common core of 54 credits (dissertation, internship, local authority finance and accounting, environmental policy and legislation, tax law/VAT/ISoc, employment policies, labour and social security law, education in social action and public procurement legislation), a choice of specialist modules worth 6 credits, plus optional language classes. ... [-]

Master in Public and Social Policy

Charles University, Faculty of Social Sciences (FSS)
Full time 2 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree program, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of the policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about the policy-making process, the program will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. The special attention in the program will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process and methodology skills will lead to unique competencies and excellent professional employment or for further studying or research career. [+]

Public and Social Policy (PSP) is a two-year English-language Master’s degree program, which aims to provide students with current relevant knowledge of the policy-making process and cultivate their analytical skills. In addition to theoretical knowledge about the policy-making process, the program will offer deeper knowledge in concrete policy domains such as social policy, health policy, educational policy, employment policy or others. The special attention in the program will be given to research methodology and policy analysis skills. The combination of knowledge about policy process and methodology skills will lead to unique competencies and excellent professional employment or for further studying or research career.... [-]


Official Master's Degree - Social Policies and Community Action

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Spain Barcelona

The master's degree in Social Policies and Community Action is presented as a professional and research proposal built from the approach of public policies and community action. This training proposal combines the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge with the participation of academic and professional teachers and uses case work to make a complex and participatory approach to the reality of the territory. [+]

The master's degree in Social Policies and Community Action is presented as a professional and research proposal built from the approach of public policies and community action. This training proposal combines the acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge with the participation of academic and professional teachers and uses case work to make a complex and participatory approach to the reality of the territory.

Professional outings

The program provides instruments for analysis, design and implementation of social policies to develop projects in the areas of public management, social research and community work. The training in community action is focused from a transdisciplinary perspective through the understanding of coexistence, communication and conflict, for its application to social intervention and research.... [-]


Master in Political Science, Political Science Specialization - Equal Opportunities Policies in Romanian and European Context

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Romania Bucharest

2 years (4 semesters), part of the European Master's Degree Program Egalises 2-year Master's program (4 semesters), including the Master's Degree Program Européen EGALES [+]

The Master offers an integral course in Romanian during the four academic semesters. There is also the possibility of opting for a semester in French as well as the European course within the Master of Equalities (http://egales.univ-lyon2.fr/) at the end of which a double diploma can be obtained from the University of Bucharest and from Lumière Lyon 2 University.

The courses offered within the program are taught in Romanian and optionally in French (one semester).

Les cours proposes dans le program de sont dispensés en roumain en alternament en français (un semestre).

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Equal opportunities are a fundamental political value of the European Union, as stated in all the basic legal documents of this community. Several instruments are used to transpose this legal and political principle across all Member States: directives, roadmaps or priority strategies. Equal opportunities are therefore an essential vector for the development and implementation of public policies at both European and national level.... [-]


Master en sciences politiques - POLITIQUE EN EUROPE: ETATS, FRONTIÈRES, SOCIÉTÉS

University of Bucharest
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Romania Bucharest

Programme de master de 2 ans (4 semestres) offert conjointement par la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l'Université de Bucarest (FSPUB) et l’École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS, Paris) [+]

Le programme de master « Politique en Europe. État, Frontières et Sociétés » est organisé par la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l’Université de Bucarest - FSPUB et l’École des hautes études en sciences sociales – EHESS, Paris (2 ans, 120 ECTS). Il offre une formation académique interdisciplinaire dans le domaine des sciences politiques et des études européennes et combine une forte composante scientifique avec la formation professionnelle dans les institutions et entreprises partenaires du programme de master.

L’objectif de ce programme de master est de préparer les étudiants à devenir des spécialistes de l’histoire sociale, culturelle et politique de l’Europe afin qu’ils puissent poursuivre un doctorat ou travailler dans des organisations internationales, des administrations publiques nationales ou régionales, des institutions européennes, des entreprises publiques ou privées, etc. Le programme s’adresse à des étudiants diplômés en sciences humaines et sociales.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO)

Tampere Universities
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Tampere

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding the social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts. In this programme, you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions. [+]

Knowledge on society. Expertise on policy. Competence in research

A joint approach by three European universities to contemporary societies and social issues.

The Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (COSOPO) provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding the social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts. In this programme, you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions.

Our graduates work around the world for national and local governments, private companies, non-governmental organisations, and academia. During the studies, you will learn the dynamics of social policy in countries that represent different welfare models and may choose a specialisation based on your interest in some area of social policy. You will concentrate on comparative designs and practise qualitative and quantitative policy analysis. As a part of the studies, you may improve your future employment prospects by gaining work experience as a trainee or doing voluntary work for three months.... [-]