Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems (MA)

Studiengang Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems

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.

At a glance

Master's degree
Sankt Augustin
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, 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: (4) Entry examination: Having successfully passed a two-hour online entry examination testing applicants’ competencies in the area of social policy.
Language skills: 
Start of course: 
Winter semester (September)
Application period: 
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.