Public Policy and Human Resources
The program provides its students with knowledge and skills necessary for understanding social policy and labor market policy and it helps them with practical application of the current methods of solving problems in these fields.
Applicants must have prior education (at least Bachelor degree) in the fields of public or social policy, some other social science field, economics and management, public administration.
The program also prepares you for further academic studies in a wide range of Ph.D. programs with focus on public or social policies, public administration, human resources, management, etc. You can also continue your post-graduate studies at our department in the program.
You will be qualified to work as managers and experts in social policy and labor market policy fields or as researches, in the state, non-governmental and commercial organizations. In particular you can work as managers or program designers in public policy, social services, social security or employment organizations in various sectors. Another career path is employment in teaching positions, especially in post-secondary education.
The program combines social policy and economics insights. It is recommended especially to those applicants who are interested in development of public and social policies in Central European (post-communist) countries and in social aspects of public administration. The focus is on processes and implementation of social policies taking the institutional perspective into consideration.
The tuition fees for the Master’s programs at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University are 1,500 euro per semester (3,000 euro per year or 6,000 euro for a whole degree program).
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Applications & Admissions
You apply via MU e-application linked below and submit the following materials: short CV (resume), academic records (Bachelor diploma and full transcripts), statement of purpose (motivation), proof of English language and one recommendation. The admission committee reviews the materials and evaluates them up to the maximum of 100 points.
The online application form is active between February 1–April 30 for fall semester admissions, and between September 1–November 30 for spring semester admissions.
Formally, you find the program in the e-application system under: Faculty of Social Studies – Master's programs (following Bachelor) – Social Policy and Social Work – Public Policy and Human Resources (Eng.).
You can follow the program website below or MU link to the program (both can direct you to the concrete e-application).
Application deadlines: 30 April and 30 November
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