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MSc in Welfare Policies and Management

Congratulation and welcome to the course Welfare Regimes in Transition. Comparative Perspectives on Policies, Management and Reform (WPMP01)

We are happy to welcome you to the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology and School of Social Work at Lund University. 

Compulsory introductory and registration meeting 

The semester starts with a compulsory introductory and registration meeting on August 26 at the Department of Political Science in room Eden 236 at 13:15 followed by a mingle. 

A compulsory introduction lecture for the course Welfare Regimes in Transition. Comparative Perspectives on Policies, Management and Reform (WPMP01) will occur on August 29 in Hus G 125 between 13–15

For the second half of the semester please note the following introductory lectures:

Organization, Leadership and Welfare Management (WPMP03) will start on October 31 with a compulsory introduction meeting, for which place and time will be published later. 

Evaluation and Welfare Management (WPMP02) will start on November 30 with a compulsory introduction in room Hus M 221 at 10:15. 

If you fail to attend without notifying the academic advisors you will loose your spot on the programme/course which will be offered to a student on the waiting list. 

Find you way to Eden where your classes will be held

Eligibility and Conditional offer 

Specific Entry Requirements: Completed degree equivalent of a Swedish Bachelor’s degree with a major (i.e. at least 90 ECTS credits) in Political Science, Social Work or Sociology.

If you do not fulfill the above at the time of admission you have received a conditional offer. You must therefore present documents verifying your eligibility in connection with the introductory meeting. 

Schedule and classes 

Classes are schedule 2–4 times a week. Part of the classes are compulsory. 

The semester ends on January 15, 2023. No classes will be scheduled between December 22, 2022 and January 6, 2023.  

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Syllabi and literature lists

Links to syllabi and literature lists

Check if your course litterature is available at the Social Science Faculty Library

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If you have any questions regarding the course please do not hesitate to contact the Academic Advisors. 


Rikard Bengtsson
Director of Studies, Political Science

Jan-Olof Nilsson
Director of Studies, Sociology

Leili Laanemets
Director of Studies, School of Social Work

Lidija Lindoff, Daniel Alfons and Mats Janér
Academic Advisors

Contact Your Academic Advisor

Lidija Lindoff, room 231 B
Telephone hours: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 89 38

Mats Janér, room 233
Telephone hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 80 48

Daniel Alfons, room 232
Telephone hours: Thursdays 10–12 
Telephone: 046-222 89 50

Feel free to book an appointment with us!

E-mail: studievagledare [at] svet [dot] lu [dot] se

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Students with disabilities

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Find out more about what kind of support you can receive on Lund University's central website and apply.