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Welfare Policies and Management Programme

Advanced level. 120 credits. Start: Autumn.

The Master of Science (120 credits) in Welfare Policies and Management (WPM)

The Master of Science (120 credits) in Welfare Policies and Management provides students with the latest research on the administration and management of welfare services. The programme is based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective.

By combining perspectives from Political Science, Social Work and Sociology the programme provides the students with broad social science based knowledge, while maintaining an in-depth discipline-oriented specialisation. The students specialise through elective courses from the core departments and the department of Economics. The programme offers the possibility of internship, or a term at a university abroad. The programme ends with a Master’s thesis, in which students apply skills acquired in the programme and conduct a research study on their own.

The programme is a collaboration between us at the Department of Sociology, the Political Science Department and the School of Social Work. Choose your major: sociology, political science, or social work.

Courses studied here at the Department of Sociology

  • Sociology: Master's (Two Years) Thesis in Welfare Policies and Management, 30 credits (WPMM42)
    The course is offered as a compulsory course within the Master of Science Programme (120 credits) in Welfare Policies and Management.
    Syllabus
  • Sociology: Internship in Welfare Policies and Management, 15 credits (SOCN15)
    This is an elective course offered to students within the programme Master of Science (120 credits) in Welfare Policies and Management.
    Syllabus

Entry requirements and how to apply

Entry requirements and how to apply to the Master's Programme in Welfare Policies and Management on the Lund University central website www.lunduniversity.lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-SAWEM


More programmes

See a list of all master's programmes at the Department of Sociology.