The international Master’s programme is aimed at students who wish to deal with social security systems and who are also interested in intercultural exchange. The on-campus and online phases provide students with the opportunity to develop an international network and connect with practitioners in the field of social protection.
Standard period of study:
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, 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: https://www.h-brs.de/files/english_test_equivalents_fb06.pdf (4) Entry examination: Having successfully passed a two-hour online entry examination testing applicants’ competencies in the area of social policy.
Start of course:
Winter semester (September)
The online application portal for the following winter semester will open on December 1 of each year and will close three months later on March 1, if student visa is required, and on June 1, if no student visa is required.