Master Studies (Public and Social Policy and Human resources)
Welcome to the website of the two-year Master’s programme in Public Policy and Human Resources with specialization on Social Policy and Employment Policy. This programme is taught at the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University.
The programme provides the graduates with the abilities of understanding and practical application of the current methods of solving the problems in social policy and employment policy as well as the abilities of evaluation of the problems and policies.
The programme is recommended especially to those applicants who are interested in development of social policies and employment policies in a global perspective, with strong emphasis on European welfare states. The programme content focuses on assessment, designing and implementation of social and labour market/employment policies.
You will be qualified to work as managers and experts in social policy and labour market policy fields or as researches, 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 programme also prepares you for further academic studies in a wide range of Ph.D. programmes 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 programme.
Admission to a Master’s degree programme is conditional on graduating from a Bachelor’s degree programme in Social policy or Public policy or some other close social science field like (Public) economics, Public administration, Developmental studies. When assessing the applications we expect that the students acquired basic pre-requisites to complete our study programme: the transcript of courses should include courses on Social research methods, Statistics or Quantitative methods, Social policy or Public policy or closely related courses like Social work, Social/community development, Public administration, some courses in Economics, some courses in Sociology or Political science.
We seek students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary public policies in general and in social and labour market policies in particular who want to research topics such as policy changes, evaluation of social programmes.
For information about what should you do to apply to the study programme and how much does the study cost, please visit MUNI info.
The Master's program consists of three semesters of coursework and one semester of thesis writing.
The courses are runned 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, Norvegian funds and others), has taught in international programme 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).
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