Do you ever wonder why mothers are more likely than fathers to work part-time and care for their children? Or why some countries oblige unemployment benefit recipients to follow strict activation requirements while others do not? Maybe you’ve thought about what the causes are of the large in life expectancy and quality of life between people of lower and higher socio-economic status? Or how societies are changing as a result of increasing cultural diversity and social inequality?
If you would like to study such issues, this minor is for you. You will develop knowledge about interdisciplinary theoretical perspectives on social policy and interventions, which will help you gain insight into the background and skills needed to research social policy and intervention issues in the domain of health and wellbeing, in particular related to work, care and participation.
Be challenged to:
- learn about contemporary social problems;
- tackle policy challenges related to health inequalities; wellbeing in the workplace; migration, ageing, and gender in the context of modern welfare states, as well as solidarity and social justice; and
- take an interdisciplinary approach to social policy;
- participate in an international classroom;
- prepare for an English-language Master’s programme.
This minor will help you master academic skills in writing and presenting research reports, team work, and project planning. In addition, you will learn to make the connection between policy and practice, and approach social problems related to health and wellbeing from multiple disciplinary and country perspectives.