Certificate in Social Protection (in cooperation with AOK Consult, Maastricht Graduate School of Governance / UNU-MERIT (Maastricht University)
(at least 15 ECTS)
This advanced programme aims at conveying in-depth and interdisciplinary knowledge in the area of social protection and other interconnected policies. The participants will be able to make a substantial contribution to the elaboration, implementation and necessary reforms to achieve and maintain viable, sustainably funded, efficient, effective and equitable social protection systems that meet current and future socio-economic and gender-specific challenges. The objectives of the program address three different levels: the individual level, the institutional and multi - institutional level (systems). The program has the following specific objectives:
With the accomplishment of the courses, the participants will be able to:
Packages of Courses
This program includes a package of selected e-Learning courses and 5 face-to-face courses. The students have full flexibility to complete the online courses in the convenient for them time and alongside their job duties. Only 5 weeks’ presence time for the face to face courses in Germany is required. The course includes close cooperation between academic and professional institutions in the field of social protection. The design and implementation of the advanced program provide opportunities for a successful future professional career after graduation.
Required Courses for achieving the Certificate on Social Protection are:
E-Learning courses (TOTAL credits: at least 8 ECTS):
Course A1: Introduction to Social Protection (ECTS 2) + participants’ choice of any other online courses offered by the program
*Note: at least 8 ECTS have to be earned through e-learning courses to achieve the certificate
Face-to-Face courses (TOTAL ECTS: 7.5):
Public health professionals, social protection / social security sector professionals, policy makers, private companies and relevant public administrations, project planners and coordinators, postgraduate students, independent of the geographical origin.
This course is held in English. Fluency in English (Reading, Speaking and Writing) is required.
General Admission € 3.500 EUR
The flight and accommodation cost are not included
Registration All applications should be submitted online.