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Aims of the Program

The IMCSP aims to:

  • Provide students with a solid theoretical background and international and comparative perspectives to engage in the analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues;
  • Nurture students by enabling them to contribute to local, regional and global communities through engagement in research and academic dialogue;

Upon successful completion of the IMCSP, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key theories and frameworks used in the international and comparative analysis of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance;
  • Analyze local, regional and global policy issues with focus on four main areas: (1) Ageing, Families and Social Policy; (2) Education and Youth Transition; (3) Health, Wellbeing and Social Care; (4) Welfare Regimes and Governance;
  • Design and execute their own research, and develop evaluations and recommendations accordingly;
  • Develop links with leading international scholars, practitioners, and students for the study and research of social policy, development, policy analysis and governance issues in international and comparative perspective.