MA in Social Policy

Master of Arts in Social Policy (Social Policy Expert MA)
Duration of training
2 years (4 semesters)
Language of instruction
Deadline of application
Tuition fee: EUR 2500/semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 1900/semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee:
Fall, Spring
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Description of the program

This MA-level program aims to train social policy professionals who, with their acquired theoretical and methodological knowledge, can participate on different (global, national, regional, local/community, or sectoral, organizational) levels in the formulation of policies in the field of societal and social policy. Our students can choose between two specializations during their studies: employment policy and territorial/rural development policy.
Social politicians employed by global, public, non-profit, or business organizations can contribute to the planning and operating of the social and human service systems. They can also represent employee, community, and social interests on territorial/rural, labor market, organizational, and sectoral levels. Social policy experts can also conduct theoretical research and participate in the development of social and social policy education and human innovation programs. They are ready to continue their studies in doctoral programs and manage social and human services or well-being systems.

Skype interview for Social Policy MA

The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your:

  • Background & motivation
  • Knowledge & work experience
  • Communication & leadership skills
  • Career plans & your future

To get a picture about your analytical ability, language comprehension, general awareness and awareness of socio-political issues, kindly ask you to read one of the articles listed below. (This article will be discussed at the interview.)

Angelin, A., Johansson, H., Koch, M. and Panican, A. (2013) National Report: Sweden, Research report for the project Combating Poverty in Europe (COPE),

Employment and Social Developments in Europe. Annual Review 2018. Chapter 3. (pp 89-105). European Commission Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Directorate ISSN 2315-2540 ISBN 978-92-79-77878-0

For a successful application please follow the steps below:

  1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
  2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
  3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
  4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.
Application requirements

The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

  • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of transcripts and diploma certificate showing satisfactory completion of a BA program.
  • A precondition to enter the Masters programme is that the student, during previous studies, already acquired: 
    For those possessing a diploma in Sociology, Social Studies, Political Studies a minimum of 15 credits are required;  
    For those possessing a diploma in a related study field what is accepted by the Credit Transfer Committee of the Faculty a minimum of 30 credits required in Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology and/or Law. 
    Work experiences also can be recognised as requested credits - maximum of 30 credits. 
  • Europass CV in English
  • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID
  • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
    • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
    • HEP A/B/C test*
    • HIV test*
    • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
  • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
  • Acceptable online language exams:
    • Duolingo online exam from score 105-115 
    • IELTS Indicator from score 5.5
  • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
  • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

*Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Dr. Gábor JUHÁSZ, Ph.D
Associate Professor, program manager 
Ms Viktória Borda
Phone: +36 72 503-600/23542

For further information please contact:
international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
English website of the Faculty