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Comparative Social Policy and Welfare - Dual Master's Degree Program

The joint Master's degree program in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare is an in-depth study and evaluation on the European dimension regarding social-political theories and research on social welfare states. The program offers students opportunities to compare and contrast research and analysis from social political systems and welfare theories on an international, European, and local level.

Content within this concentrated program has been innovatively designed by implementing IT-based methods of instruction as well as distance learning components (i.e. virtual lectures, IT supported organizations of education) with on-site class instruction.
The class schedule can be arranged to accommodate working students.
Developed and implemented by the Mykolas Romeris University (Vilnius, Lithuania), the University of Tampere (Finland), and the Johannes Kepler University Linz, the program concludes with conferral of a joint Master's degree.

Admission Requirements

Students applying for the dual Master's Degree Program in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare must have successfully completed a Bachelor's degree program or a Diploma degree program in the area of Social Sciences, Economics and Business (i.e. Social Economics, Sociology, Economics and Business, Business Administration, Economics), or have a degree in an equivalent area of study from a recognized Austrian institution or foreign post-secondary institute of education.

Career Prospects

Program graduates can pursue professions in the area of social sciences, social and societal analysis, social research and analysis, research areas as well as public service at European and international instititutions, public relations companies, and jobs in the cultural sector and within international companies and associations.

Academic Degree Awarded / Program Length

Degree Program: Comparative Social Policy and Welfare - Dual Master's Degree
Degree Awarded: Master of Social Sciences (MSSc or MSSc (JKU))
Program Length: 4 Semesters

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