General Characteristics of the Programme
The postgraduate degree course offered by the Department of Social Policy focuses on the interdisciplinary study of issues relevant to social policy, with special emphasis on a deeper understanding of the methodological tools and applications that are necessary for exercising social policy.
Aims of the Programme
The aim of the course is twofold. Firstly, it aims at offering specialized knowledge on the methodology of the social sciences, the planning and evaluation of social policy programmes, through an extensive use of computers (information technology and the relevant packages, SPSS etc.).
Secondly, the course introduces students to the interdisciplinary research in the fields of social policy (work and employment, social security and social protection, inequalities and social cohesion, etc.) so that they may understand and interpret the existence and the evolution of the problems in the fields of social policy, carry out relevant research and propose the application of the necessary policies and the evaluation of their results.
Graduates of the Master’s Degree can work in universities, research institutes, central, peripheral and local administration, in organizations of the public sector, as well as in other institutions.
The nature of their work can be both the study of relevant issues and coping with the needs and problems that arise during the exercise of social policy.
Duration of Studies
The duration of studies is three academic semesters.
The Postgraduate Study Program “Analysis and Implementation of Social Policy” offers two specialisations:
- Social Policy Analysis
- Social Problems and Social Policy.
The duration of the postgraduate studies is three (3) academic semesters, including the preparation of the Diploma Thesis.
There are three types of courses in each specialisation:
- Obligatory Courses
- Compulsory Selection Courses
- Optional Courses
Distribution of courses per semester
In the first semester the students have two (2) compulsory courses and the remaining credits will be filled in either by a Compulsory Selection Course or by an Optional Course. In the 2nd Semester, students should choose at least two (2) Compulsory Selection Courses or at least one (1) Compulsory Option in case they have chosen a Compulsory Selection course in the first semester.
The remaining credits will be filled in either by Compulsory Selection Courses or by an Optional Courses. The 3rd Semester is dedicated to the preparation of the diploma thesis.
Further details: socialpolicy.panteion.gr