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Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems

Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

24 months
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The Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems program from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences 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.


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, they have proactively developed an interdisciplinary Analysis and Design of Social Protection Systems program from Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, 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.


We want our graduates to:

  • gain deeper insights into the constitutive elements, driving forces and instruments of social protection systems, covering low-, middle- as well as high-income countries
  • know how to use different methods of analysis for designing and re-organising social protection systems
  • have a solid understanding of how to institutionalise and sustainably finance social protection systems
  • be comfortable using state-of-the-art management methods to implement social protection interventions effectively and efficiently
  • establish an interdisciplinary and interinstitutional network of national and international experts 


Graduates will have career prospects in a wide variety of fields, e.g. as policy planners, managers and advisers in ministries and government agencies, social security institutions, NGOs, international organisations, bilateral development agencies, private (insurance) companies, etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Comparative analysis of social protection systems
  • Social protection policy instruments and design options
  • Analysis for social protection design 
  • Social protection financing and modelling
  • Research methods
  • Simulation and evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Previous Studies: Having acquired a bachelor’s degree from a relevant academic field such as business administration/economics, politics, law, administration, public health, education, social science, psychology and international relations/development as well as other subjects, insofar as the contents relating to the subject area of social protection encompass a minimum of 15 credits in accordance with the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). 
  • Relevant Work Experience: Proof of at least 5 months work experience (incl. unpaid internships and/or voluntary work) in a field related to social protection. 
  • English Proficiency
  • Research Proposal: Having successfully passed the research proposal.

Tuition Fee

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  • EU/EEA

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    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Bonn

865 - 1281 EUR /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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