International Centre for Sustainable Development (IZNE), in cooperation with the Department of Social Security Management. This study programme, within the scope of the H-BRS initiative Education for Sustainable Development, aims to prepare and educate students to responsibly create and develop further social protection systems. The three term programme focusses on conceptualising, implementing, financing, evaluating and reforming social protection systems in low and middle income countries as well as high income countries. 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 and connect with practitioners in the field of social protection.
- First semester (September until February) Students spend the first semester in Germany where they interact with classmates and professors and have a chance to visit social protection institutions in Germany and neighboring countries.
- Second semester (March until August) The second semester will be followed online and students have the option of returning to their respective countries or staying in Germany. This teaching environment opens a whole new learning experience for students. At the end of the 2nd semester students start their specialization, where they will have class with external practitioners.
- Third semester (September until February) At the beginning of the 3rd semester all students meet again for a summer school to finish their specialization. They will also have the chance to finish up some of the coursework and discuss their proposal for a master's thesis.
- Forth semester (March until August) The last semester is dedicated for the master's thesis.
Application period deadline: student visa required: March 31; no student visa required: June 1