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The Joint Master's Programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
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Mykolas Romeris University
University of Tampere
Johannes Kepler University Linz
 

Programme » Programme description

Duration: two academic years
Extent: 120 ECTS credits
Teaching and learning methods: Intensive programmes (2 weeks IP’s) in all partner universities in turn and distance learning classes (the online learning environment “Moodle”).

The programme serves the purpose to enhance students’ career prospects as highly qualified sociologists and social policy/welfare experts in national, European or international organizations; that are able to apply their skills in developing, implementing and evaluating social programs and projects. The students will be able to continue their studies in PhD level.
The programme offers basic academic training in the field of welfare management/ social policy development. Students will have an opportunity to increase competence and understanding of methodological issues and sociological research methods.

The curriculum for the Master’s Programme “Comparative Social Policy and Welfare” has been designed, is implemented and administered jointly by three partner-universities: Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania), University of Tampere (Finland) and the Johannes Kepler Universität Linz (Austria).

The Programme was prepared within the framework of Curriculum Development project “Development of European master’s degree programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare”, implemented according to the Agreement No. 2006-2491 / 001 - 001 SO2, Project number – 78018-IC-1-2005-1-LT-ERASMUS-PROGUC-4, signed between Mykolas Romeris University and Educational, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency, acting under powers delegated by the Commission of the European Communities.

Teaching and learning methods: Intensive programmes (2 weeks IP’s) in all partner universities in turn and distance learning classes (the online learning environment “Moodle”).

Students of the Master’s Programme “Comparative Social Policy and Welfare” complete their studies with a Joint Master degree. The corresponding equivalents in the countries of the partner universities are as follows:

  • Lithuania Master of Sociology
  • Finland Master of Social Sciences
  • Austria Master of Social Sciences (MSSc)