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Department of Social Policy and Social Security Studies

Social Protection (M.Sc.)

Social Protection Course (M-Sc)
The current pandemic exposes the relevancy of sustainable social protection systems for everyone. Social Protection means protecting our most vulnerable members of society, adapting our social systems to crisis and eradicating poverty worldwide. Seeing the benefits, we have proactively developed an interdisciplinary master’s programme, which will provide you with the tools to analyze, design and manage social protection systems. The mix of face-to-face and online classes gives students the opportunity to build an international network.

Disclaimer

Disclaimer: In re-accreditation; the curriculum has been reorganised (to be seen in the new module handbook), the degree level has been changed from Master of Arts to Master of Science and the examination regulations have been amended accordingly. These changes affect students starting after the winter semester 2022/2023.

Degree awarded

Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive the academic degree "Master of Science (M. Sc.) in Social Protection".

 

Application Process

The application process is entirely held online.

Application process master's programme in Social Protection

 

DAAD Scholarship

There is a DAAD scholarship available for the winter semester 2024/2025. The application portal will be open from June 1 to July 31, 2023

 

Handbook on Social Protection Systems

Our programme head Prof. Dr. Esther Schüring and Markus Loewe, Reserach Team Leader at the German Development Institue recently published the Handbook on Social Protection Systems which provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice.

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Degree

Master's degree

Standard period of study

4 Semesters

Language skills

English

Campus

Sankt Augustin

Start of course

Winter semester (September)

Semester contribution

Prerequisites

(1) Previous Studies: Having acquired a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field such as business administration/economics, politics, law, administration, public health, education, social science, psychology and international relations/development as well as other subjects, insofar as the contents relating to the subject area of social protection encompass a minimum of 15 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). (2) Relevant Work Experience: Proof of at least 5 months work experience (incl. unpaid internships and/or voluntary work) in a field related to social protection. (3) English Proficiency: If the applicant is neither a native speaker nor has completed a previous degree programme in English, s/he needs to provide proof of English proficiency, with a minimum level of C1 according to the common European framework of reference for languages, certified by one of the following tests indicated in the link under "Related Links" on the right side. (4) Research Proposal: Having successfully passed the research proposal.

Application period

15.1. – 31.3. (Non-EU applicants); 15.1. – 31.5. (EU applicants)

Language skills

English

Accreditation

AQAS

Contact

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Brian Mathebula

Programme Coordinator Master "Social Protection", Scientific staff member

Location

Sankt Augustin

Room

K 207

Address

Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin

Telephone

+49 2241 865 9805
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Darleen Kolbe

Programme Coordinator Master "Social Protection", Scientific staff member

Location

Sankt Augustin

Room

K 205

Address

Grantham-Allee 20

53757, Sankt Augustin

Telephone

+49 2241 865 9715