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M.Soc.Sc Social Science Research – Comparative Social Policy and Welfare

Social Science Research – Comparative Social Policy and Welfare at Tampere University provides an interdisciplinary approach to contemporary societies in Europe and facilitates understanding social policy and welfare issues in global, national and local contexts.

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Full-time Duration: 2 years
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: € 10,000/year
Location: Tampere, Finland

On Social Science Research – Comparative Social Policy and Welfare at Tampere University you are able to develop skills for understanding and analysing the development of societies and for engaging with sustainable welfare and policy solutions.

Our graduates work around the world for national and local governments, private companies, non-governmental organisations, and academia. During the studies, you will learn the dynamics of social policy in countries that represent different welfare models and may choose a specialisation based on your interest in some area of social policy. You will concentrate on comparative designs and practise qualitative and quantitative policy analysis. As a part of the studies, you may improve your future employment prospects by gaining work experience as a trainee or doing voluntary work for three months.


The programme aims at improving students’ academic credentials and in enhancing their career prospects as highly qualified analysts and applied researchers in national, European and international organisations. Graduates are expected to work in the areas of welfare management and social policy development and they will be able to apply their skills in creating, developing and evaluating social programmes and projects.

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Studies in Tampere have been very flexible compared to the set module in Vietnam. Students are able to choose courses according to their own liking and concentrate on the things they find interesting.

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Study content

  • Conceptual Approaches to the Comparative Study of Welfare Productio
  • National Systems of Welfare and Society
  • Empirical Research Methodology
  • Elective study units on Well-being and Welfare Production in a Globalizing World
  • Academic Writing

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