The Master of Laws in European Social Security is a specialised, highly research-based programme dealing with the area of social security in its broadest sense. The programme provides an in-depth study of social security and social protection from a legal, economic, sociological, administrative and philosophical perspective. In addition to being multidisciplinary, the programme contains both a strong comparative element and a multinational element. It focuses on the provision of social protection rights across Europe. This gives its participants the opportunity to understand the many different approaches to social security that coexist in Europe. At the same time, it provides students with a better understanding of their own national system. The programme also includes the careful study of the role of international bodies such as the European Union.
This is an advanced Master's programme and can be followed on a full-time or part-time basis.
International Student Requirements:
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.