Structure of the Master of Science in Social Protection
Duration of study, programme structure and range of courses offered
The standard period of study for the Master’s degree programme totals 3 semesters (18 months), including Master thesis completion and examination. A possibility for one semester (6 months) extension is given at the partner university in Asia. Successful completion of the Master’s degree programme requires that students complete courses necessary to gain a total of 90 ECTS. The Master’s programme is a modular programme. Of the 90 credits gained, 30 are to be gained in the Basic modules in Asia (1. Semester); 30 credit points in Advanced modules in Germany / Europe (2. Semester); and 30 credit points for the Advanced modules in Asia (either Indonesia or Vietnam) and Master’s thesis (3. Semester).
1st semester: Basis modules (foundational studies) at the NEU in Vietnam including additional online course either in financing pension systems or financing health systems;
2nd semester: Advanced modules in Germany / Europe – Heidelberg University, Greifswald University, Maastricht School of Governance, one of the various internship at institution in social protection in Germany /EU / Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia, or any other country in Southeast Asia or in other part of the world;
3rd Semester: Specialization modules either at the University of Indonesia or NEU in Vietnam, including the Master’s thesis.
Foundational studies, advanced modules, specialization and examination
The final master thesis particularly aims at working to implement research in various fields of social protection.
2. Oral examinations
3. Master’s thesis.