Public and Social Policy and Human Resources

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject with a specialization (Labour Market and Employment (specializace), Personnel management and organisational development or Public and Social Policy).

What will you learn?

The aim of the subsequent regular and distance studies master’s programs of Public and Social Policy and Human Resources (PSPHR) is to provide the graduate with the ability to link the knowledge and skills acquired in the bachelor's degree of PSPHR or another related field, and to gain basic professional qualifications for the independent performance of a wide range of public and social policy, social services activities and human resources development, as well as the prerequisites to develop these skills in practice or further study.

Their core involves two abilities:

  • the ability to independently reflect on and evaluate the problems and implemented measures of public and social policy, social services and human resources development, and cope with dilemmas associated with them,
  • the ability to independently design and implement system-specific measures, and coordinate their implementation.

On the basis of these are the other expected abilities of the graduate:

  • to independently seek, identify and reflect on the causes and consequences of current or latent public and social problems and systemic weaknesses in public and social policy measures, social services, social work, employment policy and human resources development, both at the societal and local levels, as well as that of organizations,
  • to independently reflect on and articulate the need for the implementation of public and social policy programs, social service and social work, and systemic conditions of human resources development,
  • to coordinate activities in organizations implementing public and social policy programs, social services, social work and human resources development, and contribute to the development of their own human resources and organizational capacities as a prerequisite for coping with the tasks in the field.

In addition to these general prerequisites, abilities and skills, the graduate will acquire, by studying the chosen specialization of the regular or distance studies options of the master's degree, specific knowledge and skills that are required to apply the general knowledge and skills in one of the following areas: "public and social policy", "labour market, employment policy and human resources development", "social services and management in the non-profit sector" or "personnel management and organizational development".

“We solve social problems and develop human potential.”

Practical training

Analytical internship in public/nonprofit sector or analytical internship for human resources management represents and obligatory-optional part of the program PSPHR (see subjects VPL465, VPL 462).

Further information

Further information is available on the website of the Department of Social Policy and Social Work at

http://spsp.fss.muni.cz/

Career opportunities

Graduates of the subsequent regular and distance master's degree programs can apply their skills especially in the following areas:

  • the role of a conceptual worker in the design and implementation of public and social policy programs, social services, employment policy and human resources development strategies,
  • the role of coordinator in the design and implementation of public and social policy programs, social services, employment policy and human resources development,
  • the role of researcher,
  • the role of a teacher in disciplines in the fields of public and social policy, social services, employment policy and human resources development,
  • possibly other types of roles, depending on the employer's needs (e.g. speakers, advisors on public and social policy, employment policy and human resources development).

These roles can be applied by graduates of the subsequent distance studies master's degree program in PPHR in the following fields and organizations:

  • in state administration and self-government organizations dealing with the administration of benefits systems, socio-legal protection, social services and other public policy areas (MLSA, regional and municipal authorities, municipalities, the Agency for Social Inclusion, and other public service bodies in this area),
  • at Labour Offices, in the labour market (including private agencies),
  • in state administration and self-government organizations dealing with the administration of benefits systems,
  • in non-profit organizations in the field of social policy and social services, and social work services of all levels (e.g. NGOs such as Člověk v tísni (People in Need), SOZE, Naděje, Diakonie, Charita),
  • in consultative bodies of state and non-profit organizations (including legislative bodies and regional government) involved in the design and implementation of public and social policy programs, social services, employment policy and human resources development,
  • in research at universities and research institutes,
  • in the teaching of PSPHR at university, higher vocational college and secondary school (after the completion of the pedagogical minimum),
  • as specialists or advisers on various social problems and social interventions and human resources development in the media (press, radio, television); or as a spokesperson for organizations that focus on social policy, social services and social work (e.g. MLSA, Charity, Probation and Mediation Service, endowment funds),
  • personnel departments and departments dealing with human resources or applying social programs for their employees, in various types of governmental and non-governmental organizations dealing with public policy and/or human resources development (their personnel departments, municipalities, city administration, Diaconia, Charity, etc.),
  • in trans-national organizations dealing with addressing social problems, social inclusion, or providing social assistance (e.g. those of the European Commission, trans-national non-profit organizations, trade unions, agencies),
  • organizations that include among their objectives the systematic cooperation of different organizations in solving social problems (e.g. organizations aimed at helping multi-problem clients, community or volunteer centres; government, regional and municipal inter-departmental committees).

Study options

Single-subject studies with specialization

In the single-subject studies, the student deepens knowledge in the concrete focus of the degree programme and chooses one specialization. The specialization is stated in the university diploma.

Follow-up studies

Graduates of all PSPHR specializations may apply for (upon the condition of passing an entrance exam) a post-graduate program of Social Policy and Social Work, which is taught at FSS MU (Department of SPSW), or for other post-graduate programs in the Czech Republic and abroad (e.g. Public and Social Policy at FSV UK).

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Social Studies
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
Study options single-subject studies No
single-subject studies with specialization Yes
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

Do you have any questions?
Send us an e-mail to

doc. Mgr. Ondřej Hora, Ph.D.

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