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OPSIK15581

Advanced Studies in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare, 120 op

Yliopisto

Kuvaus

The COSOPO programme provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe. It is based on the strong research tradition on social policy and welfare in social sciences in the Tampere University, in the Johannes Kepler University and in the Mykolas Romenius University. The aim of the programme is to facilitate the understanding of social policy and welfare in Europe. The programme focuses, for example, on the dynamics of social policy in the countries representing different welfare models and on analyzing different fields of social policies from various perspectives. During the programme students will learn about comparative designs, and about methodology on qualitative and quantitative policy studies.


The curriculum of the programme combines contact teaching and literature examinations with on-line learning. Most courses start with contact teaching which takes place during the intensive programmes organized in Vilnius, Lithuania; Tampere, Finland and Linz, Austria. These two-week intensive programmes bring together the students of all three universities to participate in lectures, seminars and excursions. Afterwards the courses continue on-line. In addition, students conduct a Master’s thesis on social policy and welfare issues. Each partner university organizes a local Master’s thesis seminar for supervising the students. These seminar groups are brought together in the last intensive programme during the second year of studies so that all students can give and receive feedback for their Master’s thesis from each other and from the professors of all three universities.

Tavoitteet

Upon completing the advanced studies, students will be able to:

- understand the European dimension of social policy and welfare

- engage in an open and critical examination in the fields of social policy and welfare

- use and accomplish research in the fields of social policy and welfare in the countries representing different welfare models.

- meet the different professional demands in the fields of social policy, welfare, social and welfare statistics, social security systems, labour policy, poverty, gender etc.

- discuss relevant current literature, approach new scholarship, and critically present in public

- develop, complete and defend scientific papers

Koodi

OPSIK15581

Pääasiallinen opetuskieli

englanti

Lukuvuosi

2019–2020

Opintokokonaisuuden taso

Syventävät opinnot

Koulutusalat

Yhteiskunnalliset alat

Maksimiopintopisteet

120

Vastuuhenkilö

Vastuuopettaja
Liisa Häikiö

Kokonaisuudet, joihin opintokokonaisuus kuuluu

Koodi

OPSIK15581

Pääasiallinen opetuskieli

englanti

Lukuvuosi

2019–2020

Opintokokonaisuuden taso

Syventävät opinnot

Koulutusalat

Yhteiskunnalliset alat

Maksimiopintopisteet

120

Vastuuhenkilö

Vastuuopettaja
Liisa Häikiö