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Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (joint degree with University of Tampere, Finland and Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)

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Programme
Comparative Social Policy and Welfare (joint degree with University of Tampere, Finland and Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria)
Degree awarded
Master‘s studies
Field of study
Social Sciences
Qualification
Master of Sociology
Duration
2 years
Credits (ECTS)
120 ECTS
Course language
English
Admission
  • Graduates of university bachelor's studies in the area of social sciences (sociology, social work, political science, economics or in the other closely related field).
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not have IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
  • For Admission Procedure and Application Deadlines please refer to MRU's webpage or Apply Online.
Application deadline
June 30, 2017
Start date
September 01, 2017
Tuition fee
NON-EU citizens 3120 EUR per year; EU-citizens 2120 EUR per year
Contact email

Mykolas Romeris University

20 Ateities St, Vilnius
LT-08303 Lithuania
Tel. +370 527 14 625
Fax +370 526 76 000
E-mail: study@mruni.eu
www.mruni.eu

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Description

Master's Degree Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare is jointly organised by three European universities: University of Tampere (Finland), Johannes Kepler University (Linz, Austria) and Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania). The aim of the programme is to facilitate the understanding of social policy and welfare in Europe. The programme focuses on the dynamics of social policy in the countries representing different welfare models and on analyzing different fields of social policies from various perspectives. During the study time, students will learn about comparative designs, and about methodology on qualitative and quantitative policy studies. The curriculum of the programme combines contact teaching and literature examinations via online learning. Most courses start with contact teaching which takes place during the intensive programmes. Afterwards the courses continue online. In addition, students write a Master’s thesis on social policy and welfare issues.

Admission to this programme is held every second year, nearest admission will be held in study year 2018/2019.

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