M.Sc. On Campus

Welfare Policies and Management

Lund University

24 months
10760 EUR/year
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With a unique combination of perspectives from political science, social work, sociology and economics, this Welfare Policies and Management programme from Lund University provides you with a broad range of knowledge and skills intended for the management and administration of welfare services.


The Welfare Policies and Management programme from Lund University's courses are based on a comparative approach, highlighting differences and similarities across countries, administrative levels and policy areas, including a European Union perspective. 

In addition to being active researchers in their own field of expertise, our teachers have undergone educational training and make use of modern teaching and assessment techniques. We also bring practitioners into our courses, and make visits to different types of agencies involved in the production of welfare services.

Career prospects

The programme prepares you for advanced welfare management work in roles such as policy formulation and decision making at the local, regional, national, European or international level. 

A degree in Welfare Policies and Management can also lead to employment in the private sector, such as non-governmental institutions or profit-making organisations. In addition, the programme prepares students for doctoral studies and a continued academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Welfare Regimes in Transition – Comparative Perspectives on Policies, Management and Reform
  • Organisation, Leadership and Welfare Management
  • Evaluation and Welfare Management
  • Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

You should apply between mid-October to 15 January for studies starting in the autumn semester (August/September).


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree including three semesters (1 - 90 credits) in Political Science, or Social Work, or Sociology. English 6/English Course B.
  • Selection criteria based on grades on the course and thesis in the BA / BSc degree, a statement of purpose and an assessment of academic writing sample (the first 5 pages) from the Bachelor's thesis or equivalent independent work.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10760 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21521 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000

Living costs for Lund

7428 - 11057 SEK /month
Living costs

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


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