Public and Social Policy and Human Resources
We solve social problems and develop human potential.
The aim of the subsequent regular and distance studies master’s program in English 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, employment policy 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, social work 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, social services and social work programs and systemic conditions of human resources development,
- to coordinate activities in organizations implementing public and social policy, social services and social work programs 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.
There are no courses that would include practice in English learned programme.
More information is available at the web pages of Department of Social Policy and Social Work
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 and social work, employment policy and human resources development strategies,
- the role of coordinator in the design and implementation of public and social policy programs, social services and social work, 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, social services, 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).
Data from the previous admission procedure (1 Sep 2020 – 30 Apr 2021)
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 students are accepted on the basis of the results from prior degree (Bachelor or higher), motivation letters and other documents specified on the web of the degree program, eventually entrance exam.
Criteria for evaluation
Applicants are evaluated and admitted on the basis of the documents they submit and entrance exam; the evaluation scale is 0 - 100 points with 60 as the passing level.
An example of your study plan:
Detailed information about study plan courses
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).
|Provided by||Faculty of Social Studies|
|Type of studies|
|Standard length of studies||2 years|
|Language of instruction||English|
The studies are subject to tuition, fees are paid per academic year
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