Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems (MA)

Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg

Why study a Master of Arts in Social Protection?

The current pandemic exposes why sustainable social protection systems are relevant to everyone. Social Protection means protecting our most vulnerable members of society, adapting our social systems to crisis and eradicating worldwide poverty. Seeing the benefits, we have proactively developed an interdisciplinary master’s programme, which will provide you with the tools to analyze any social system and show you how to design better more sustainable systems to mitigate the effects of precarious changes.

Apply now and be part of the change!

Application process for the master's programme Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems.


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There is a DAAD scholarship available for the winter semester 2021/2022. Application deadline will open on June 1, 2021 here.

Due to the high number of applications, please rerfrain from contacting members of the Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg for reference letters.

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At a glance

Master's degree
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Standard period of study: 
4 Semester
To be admitted to the degree programme, students are required to provide evidence of: (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.
Language skills: 
Start of course: 
Winter semester (September)
Application period: 
The online application portal for the following winter semester will open: 11.1.2021 – 31.3.2021 (for Non-EU applicants) und 11.1.2021 – 31.5.2021 (for EU applicants)