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Master programme: Welfare Policies and Management

SAWEM, Master of Science Programme in Welfare Policies and Management, 120 credits.

Second cycle degree programme requiring previous university study

Programme syllabus

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Programme structure

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First semester

Welfare Regimes in Transition. Comparative perspectives on policies, management and reform (15 credits, WPMP01):

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Literature WPMP01 (pdf, new window)

Organization, Leadership and Welfare Management (7.5 credits, WPMP03):

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Evaluation and Welfare Management (7.5 credits, WPMP02):

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Second semester

Economics: An introduction to Public Economics (15 credits, WPMA11):

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Internship (15 credits, WPMP21) or elective courses (15 credits):

Syllabus (internship) WPMP21 (pdf, new window)

Third semester

Course in your major subject; Political Science, Social Work, or Sociology (15 credits)

Research methods (15 credits)

Fourth semester

Master’s thesis in your major subject (30 credits)

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