MA in Social Policy

The aim of the program is to train social policy professionals who, with their acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge, are able to participate in the formulation of policies in the field of societal and social policy.
Head of program: 
Dr. Gábor Szöllősi, PhD
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Degree
Master of Arts in Social Policy (Social Policy Expert MA)
Duration of training
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction
English
Deadline of application
11/22/2019
Next starting date
02/03/2020
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 1800/sem.
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee:
Intake
Spring

The aim of the program is to train social policy professionals who, with their acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge, are able to participate in the formulation of policies in the field of societal and social policy, to contribute to the operation of the service system, to represent social interests and to theoretical research, research and development of social and social policy education. They are ready to continue their studies in doctoral programs.

Skype interview for Social Work MA

The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your motivation and interests. The main goal of this discussion is to learn more about your language knowledge, personal skills and scientific interest – to be able to make the right decision to help our multicultural and open-minded community and academic integrity.

 

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

1st semester
Historical and comparative social policy
Social problems and societal responses
Analysis of social income transfers
Programme Evaluation
Social policy and economy
2nd semester
Analysis of Social and other Human Services
Social policy and law
Organizational and Leadership Psychology
3rd semester
Social Problems in Urban and Rural Areas
Integration of theory and praxis in local social policy
Contemporary Methods in Family and Elderly Protection
4th semester
Community Work
Regional and local development policy
Internship (Social Policy Practicum)

MORE INFORMATION

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact: 

Ms Viktória Borda
E-mail: borda.viktoria@pte.hu
Phone: +36 72 503-600/23542

 

 

If you have questions related to the application process or administrative staff, please contact:

Ms. Éva KOVÁCS-SAMU, Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN-SIRKECI 
International coordinator
Phone: +36 72 501 500/24126
E-mail: foreign.humanities@pte.hu