International Master in Social Policy Analysis, Luxembourg

Deadline: 15th June 2009 for EU citizens, 31st May 2009 for other citizens
Open to: Finished 4 years of University with a sufficient knowledge of statistics and research methods

Funding: Merit and need based scholarships still available

CALL FOR APPLICANTS for the International Master in Social Policy Analysis by Luxembourg, Leuven and Associate Institutes (IMPALLA)

Academic year 2009-2010

Thanks to the political and financial support of the Prime Minister and of the Minister for Education of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, CEPS/INSTEAD launched in 2002 the IMPALLA program, an advanced and innovative academic one-year master program in social policy and research.

In order to guarantee the academic standards of the IMPALLA program, CEPS/INSTEAD has made a joint venture agreement with the University of Leuven (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) as key partner. The IMPALLA program leads to an advanced Master Degree issued by the K.U. Leuven where the IMPALLA students are registered as regular students.

Meanwhile also the Universities of Nancy 2 (France), Tilburg (The Netherlands) and Luxembourg are part of the organizing network.

IMPALLA academic program has three major objectives:
- to offer a solid theoretical foundation in comparative socio-economic policies, at the European level and beyond
- to provide a thorough training in advanced research methodology
- to give a well-founded expertise in policy evaluation

We are looking for applicants with the following profile:

· outstanding students who have finished 4 years of University with a sufficient knowledge of statistics and research methods.

· interested in social policy and wanting to specialize in theoretically driven empirical research.

· willing to study in an inspiring international environment both individually and in groups.

Complementary information concerning our IMPALLA program, including the application form, can be found on our website.


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