Masters In Analysis And Social Design of Protection Systems

Last Updated on May 21, 2022

Our Masters in Analysis and Social Design of Protection Systems provides you with the expertise you need to design advanced protection systems. A special curriculum focuses on advanced methodologies and techniques of analysis, while providing you with a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of protection systems design. We provide research-based, field tested techniques that will help you enhance protection systems performance in numerous industrial environments.

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Social Protection Systems

Start a master’s degree in analysis and design of social protection systems from a reputable university in Germany and earn a university degree that will transform your career forever. The international Master’s programme is aimed at students who wish to deal with social security systems and who are also interested in intercultural exchange. The on-campus and online phases provide students with the opportunity to develop an international network, while facilitating the combination of studies and professional engagement.

Masters In Analysis And Social Design Of Protection Systems

The current pandemic exposes why sustainable social protection systems are relevant to everyone. Social Protection means protecting our most vulnerable members of society, adapting our social systems to crisis and eradicating worldwide poverty. Seeing the benefits, we have proactively developed an interdisciplinary master’s programme, which will provide you with the tools to analyze any social system and show you how to design better more sustainable systems to mitigate the effects of precarious changes.

Apply now and be part of the change!

HANDBOOK ON SOCIAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS

Our programme head, Prof. Dr. Esther Schüring, and Markus Loewe, Reserach Team Leader at the German Development Institue recently published the Handbook on Social Protection Systems which provides readers with a comprehensive and globally relevant overview of the instruments, actors and design features of social protection systems, as well as their application and impacts in practice. It is the first book that centres around system building globally, a theme that has gained political importance yet has received relatively little attention in academia.

The multimedia version of the handbook allows for an easy read through highlights and key facts in addition to the content of the print version. The featured videos and podcasts with renowned experts offer insights to practice and topical discussions. The application also allows for keyword search, creating own highlights and storing notes. Moreover, quizzes and discussion questions for each chapter serve to test your knowledge. 

Masters Admission Requirement

To be admitted to the degree programme, students are required to provide evidence of: >>(1) Having acquired a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field such as economics, political sciences, sociology, international relations, business administration, health sciences, public policy, law etc. >>(2) Proof of at least 6 months work experience (incl. unpaid internships and/or voluntary work) in a field related to social protection. >>(3) Being proficient in English, with a minimum level of 560 pbt / 220 cbt / 83 ibt (Toefl test) or equivalent, unless they are a native speaker or conducted their previous University studies in English.

Masters Tuition Fee

There are no tuition fees. Students are required to pay a semester contribution of approx. 285 EUR per semester, which includes a six-month ticket for public transportation in North Rhine-Westphalia.

For living costs, we estimate that students need at least 720 EUR per month, depending on accommodation and lifestyle. Additionally, students are required to have health insurance for the duration of their studies in Germany.

About The Masters Degree

The complete second semester will be held online. Students have the option of returning to their respective countries or staying in Germany during this semester. Teaching and learning methods include interactive lecturing, exercises, (online) discussions, excursions, presentations, case studies, and group projects. Online elements include blogs, wikis, webinars, online courses, screen casts and reverse classrooms.

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Course Focus

Article 22 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all people, as members of society, have the right to social security. Nevertheless, a large number of people are either completely denied or given only limited access to this right. Research shows that social protection systems are affordable, even for low-income countries, and that they ensure large-scale growth as well as sustainable reduction of poverty and inequality. For social protection to become a reality for everyone, social protection systems should be designed, managed and reformed with a high level of professionalism, drawing on sound analysis, international experience and interdisciplinary approaches.
The consecutive Master’s programme Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems offers an interdisciplinary and in-depth study of social protection systems. Graduates will be able to design and sustain systems that are effective, affordable and flexible enough to meet future socio-economic challenges.

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Master of Arts: Development and Governance

Applying for the MA Development and Governance

There are two ways to apply for the programme:

1. Scholarships are granted to a limited number of highly qualified applicants by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

2. Self-financed students are invited to send their application via our online portal, that will open on March 1st. 

For more details on each application procedure please follow the respective links in the navigation sidebar.

General admission requirements

Irrespective of the mode of application, the following admission requirements have to be met.

  • Higher education entrance qualification
  • Bachelor’s degree requiring four years of full time study in political science, social science, law, economics, geography or related discipline
  • Strong academic record
  • Minimum of one year full-time professional work experience at time of application (in a field relevant to our Master’s)
  • Very good English language proficiency: Applicants must provide a recent language certificate (TOEFL, IELTS) giving evidence of their level of proficiency in English
    • TOEFL: Paper based test: minimum score of 550; Computer based test: minimum score of 213; Internet based test: minimum score of 80 (university code Duisburg-Essen: 1703)
    • IELTS: minimum score of 6.0
  • Applicants can be exempted from the language requirement only if they hold a bachelor’s or higher degree from an English-language college or university. In this case they are required to provide proof that English was the language of instruction and of all examinations of their degree course.

Please note that the University of Duisburg-Essen is a public university and does not charge tuition. Students have to register with the university. The registration fee is currently Euro 319,11 € per semester and allows you to use the university facilities and also includes the right to use public transport facilities (SemesterTicket).

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