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Master in Social Sciences and Educational Sciences

Students in higher education require both structured educational opportunities as well as freedom to develop their own intellectual interests and research questions. As a participant in this Master in Social and Educational Sciences, you work intensively with mentors and peers to develop your knowledge and skills. You will:

  • acquire critical understandings of and review research related to fields of study in the social and educational sciences
  • follow and engage in debates on changing societies
  • acquire and expand your knowledge of social inequalities and welfare state regimes
  • compare, critique and plan reforms of education and social service systems
  • design, develop, and conduct empirical research using quantitative, qualitative, historical or mixed methods
  • act as experts in academic fields of study (social sciences, education, social and educational policy)
  • engage in developing policies and programmes on local, national and international levels

The seminars concentrate on the analysis of education, social welfare and society in its theoretical, historical, methodological and empirical aspects. In discussion-rich seminars, you will explore developments and challenges, from global to local, as you learn to make sense of cultural, socio-economic and political characteristics of educational and social welfare systems and wider societal contexts.

The programme’s advantages include:

  • teaching and mentoring by distinguished scholars in educational theory, history of education and sociology of education
  • an international, multicultural learning environment
  • location in a city hosting several European Union institutions
  • low tuition fees (€200/semester) for all applicants accepted into the programme