Social protection policies encompass a broad range of policy options available to governments to prevent households falling into poverty, protect households in poverty, promote and transform livelihoods. The important role played by social protection is widely recognized, and there has been an enormous expansion in programmes in the past three decades. However, the journey to fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals (1 and 4) related to the eradication of poverty and inequality is far from over. Social protection policies, built on rigorous evidence, are a vital stepping stone on the way to building better lives for the poorest and most vulnerable on our planet. In this course you will be introduced to the core tenants of social protection, along with an introduction to some of the most common social protection instruments. With these fundamentals – and those learned in previous courses – you will be able to continue your exploration of this essential topic.
By the end of the course students should be able to:
- Understand key terms related to poverty
- Understand the distinction between social insurance and social assistance
- Understand key terms and the functioning of school feeding programmes
- Understand key terms and concepts related to the functioning of health systems
- Understand key terms and concepts related to the functioning of pensions
- Master degree
- In order to take this course, we advise to enroll upon completion of the courses Public Policy Processes and Public Policy Analysis or Introduction to Impact Evaluation – but if you have not completed those courses, please share your course experience (bachelor’s and master’s course lists) so we can assess if participation is feasible.
Course completion and estimated workload:
The course is completed once you fulfil the course requirements and pass the assignments and the oral exam. Your coursebook will also include the explanation of resit options.
The estimated workload is 60 hours, including 10-15 hours per week and 10-15 hours per assignment /oral exam.
ECTS equivalence: 2
Participants will receive 2 ECTS equivalence credits and the certification will be offered through an online educational badge.
Group participation EUR 600,-
Duration: 10 weeks
You will be enrolled for 10 weeks, including 1 week to access the platform and become familiar with the materials, 5 weeks of coursework, 2 weeks for the oral exam and 2 weeks of potential resit time. Plus, in case you fail the course, you will have the possibility to take a resit.
In case you prefer to use the 10 weeks in a different way, please agree with your tutor during your first exchange.
Starting date and enrolment:
|Deadline Application||Course Start Date|
|15 January 2024
1 April 2024
3 June 2024
|29 January 2024
15 April 2024
17 June 2024
Upon a successful enrollment, every participant will start the course on an individual basis, immediately after the acquisition of the course materials. Your tutor will reach out to you to agree on a timeline.
You can register for the certificate programme via the application form by clicking on the “Apply Now” button on the right side of this page.
To pay the tuition fee, please make the transfer to the following account. Upon payment, you will be registered as a student and contacted by your tutor. Please note that we need to receive the payment by the application deadline. On average, it takes 1-2 weeks between your transfer of funds and us receiving it.
|Bank account no.||188.8.131.525|
|IBAN||NL05 INGB 0657 618705|
|Swift or BIC code||INGBNL2A|
|Bank name||ING Business Banking|
|Bank address||P.O. Box 90153|
|5600 RE Eindhoven|
|Payment specification||your last name and 45320002001N|
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