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Learning outcomes

The MSc in Social Sciences in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies aims to provide you with competences, knowledge and skills in order to contribute to the work of public agencies (supranational, national, regional and local levels) and of international organisations and interest organisations (including NGOs). 

You will contribute to preventing large-scale problems related, for example, to ageing populations. You will also be able to tackle existing challegnes, as well as to assess current policies and efforts. The knowledge, skills and competences you will acquire are listed in the table below. 

Table 1: Summary of knowledge, skills and competences acquired in the Master in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies


You will have knowledge based on the highest international research in the following areas

-        Comparative politics: history and political development of the welfare state; contemporary reforms of welfare states and labour markets

-        Comparative policy: public policy analysis, labour economics, social policy

-        Crafting analysis: social science methodology about concepts, ideal types, measurement, indicators, and various comparative methods; various types of cross-national data

You will be able to understand and, on a scientific basis, reflect upon policy solutions in the fields of public policy and welfare studies.


You will master various specific scientific methodologies that are relevant for policy analysis and cross-national comparisons of public policy and welfare studies.

You will be able  to assess and relevant scientific theories and methodologies for the particular issue you are interested in analyzing

You will be able to Communicate research-based knowledge and to discuss professional and scientific issues with both academic peers and non-specialists


You will be able to manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions

You will be able to independently initiate and implement professional and interdisciplinary co-operation and take on professional responsibility

You will be able to independently take responsibility for your own professional development and specialization

Simulation Game: The Danish Parliament

The Political Simulation Game is one of the things our students are doing during their Master in Social Sciences in Comparative Public Policy and Welfare Studies.

Watch the video of the simulation Game we had in April 15,
where 25 students are acting the Danish Parliament.

Last Updated 20.02.2020