The Advanced Master of European Social Security programme at KU Leuven gives you the opportunity to understand the many different approaches to social security that co-exist within the historic continent of Europe. At the same time, you will gain a better understanding of your own national system within the context of the wider continental picture. The programme also includes a careful, in-depth study of the role of international bodies such as the European Union.
Past graduates are often employed in European, international or national social security institutions or administrations, in insurance companies, in NGOs or academic research, and in institutions dealing with social security and social protection.
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- Comparative Study of Social Security Systems in Europe
Social Security Law, Policy and Economics
Social Policy and Law, including Discussion European Social Security Law (Advanced)
- Report and Tender Writing
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- 12 months
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- Apply before , EEA/EU
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesSocial Work European Studies
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Applicants for this Master must have a university degree, obtained after at least four years of study in one of the following fields: law, criminology, economics and applied economic sciences, political sciences, sociology or communication sciences, public health, medicine or dentistry.
- More specifically, this means that they need a Master's degree (or equivalent degree). Applicants must also have taken at least one course (equivalent to a minimum of 5 credits) relating to social security in order to obtain this university degree. In exceptional cases, especially when the applicant shows long-term involvement in social security, persons with another academic degree may be admitted upon motivated request.
- A good proficiency in English is an absolute prerequisite and should be evidenced by the applicant.
The order of admission to this advanced Master's programme (selection) is determined by the scientific research capacities of the applicant (as showed by his/her study and/or research record), the possible experience of the applicant in the social security area (e.g. as administrator) and the openness of the applicant to other disciplines and other national contexts as well as his/her European orientation.
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International3900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
EU/EEA3900 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 3900 EUR per year during 12 months.
Living costs for Leuven
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.