Double degree University of Bremen

GPS students may obtain a double degree, jointly recognized by the University of Milan and the University of Bremen.

Students on the programme will spend:

  • their first academic year at the University of Bremen
  • their second academic year at the University of Milan.

This programme offers interdisciplinary training in the field of European labour relations with a particular regional focus on Germany and Italy, as it is an extension of the network of European Masters in Labour Studies – EMLS, and part of the main area of study “European Labour Studies”.

The two programmes in Bremen and Milan have different focal points: Bremen has a strong social policy orientation while Milan offers a sociological and human resource perspective.

Both programmes focus on welfare state institutions and industrial relations. Additionally, both programmes qualify for research-oriented jobs in all areas of social policy and industrial relations, e.g. in international organizations, government departments, welfare organisations or community associations.

Contacts

For further information, please contact the program’s coordinators

Milan
Prof. Renata Semenza
renata.semenza@unimi.it

Bremen
Dr. Anna Hokema
Tel.: +49 421 218-58570
anna.hokema@uni-bremen.de

Prof. Karin Gottschall
Tel.: +49 421 218-58595
karin.gottschall@uni-bremen.de

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in connected disciplines
  • English language proficiency
  • Letter of motivation
  • Recommendation letter(s)

The Admission Test aims at ascertaining personal knowledge, competences, and skills in the core areas of the programme: labour economics, employment law, social and welfare policies, sociology of labour, organization theory, organization behaviour. Applicants shall take an online Admission Test; after applying they will shortly receive an email with the link to the online test.

The application will be evaluated on the basis of the previous academic merits, the letter of motivation, the recommendation letter(s), and the results in the Admission Test, and the offer of a place on the programme may be conditional on additional requirements (courses, qualifying examinations, etc.)

First year: Semesters 1 and 2 in Bremen

Modules University of Bremen Course title Credit points Seminar - Modules University of Milan
Sozpol M1b-DD Introduction to Social Policy Research

History of Social Policy and the Welfare State

Introduction to Key Fields of Social Policy

6 Credit Points

6 Credit Points

International Political Economy and Welfare State
Sozpol M3b-DD International and European Social Policy

Comparative and European Social Policy

1 Seminar from the MA Social Policy, MA Political Science, MA Sociology

9 Credit Points World Society
Sozpol M10a-DD Introduction to Qualitative Methods Qualitative Methods 9 Credit Points Global Social Inequalities

ECTS in the First Semester in Bremen (October – February)
30 Credit Points

Modules University of Bremen Course title Credit points Seminar - Modules University of Milan
Sozpol M4c-DD Governance and Management 1 Seminar from the MA Social Policy Module M4a 9 Credit Points Economic and Social Regulation of Labour
Sozpol M5-DD Inequality and Justice

1 Seminar from the MA Social Policy Module M5a

1 Seminar from the MA Social Policy, MA Political Science, MA Sociology

9 Credit Points Comparative Politics and Development
Sozpol M6a SP3-DD Policies (European Labour Studies)

European Labour Studies and Comparative Employment Relations

1 other Seminar from MA Social Policy M6

6 + 6 Credit Points

Global Geopolitics

Globalisation and Cultural Diversity

ECTS in the Second Semester in Bremen (April – July)  - 30 Credit Points

Second year: Trimester 1, 2, 3 in Milan

Semester 3 (Trimester 1) (September-December)
ECTS - 30 Credit Points

Course title Credit points Modules University of Bremen
Welfare State and Social Innovation 6 Credit Points European Labour Studies (Sozpol M7-Ausland)
Data Analysis and Statistics 6 Credit Points Quantitative Methods Sozpol M10c-DD
Employment, Inequalities and Discrimination 6 Credit Points Research Design M8c-DD
Labour Markets and Globalisation 6 Credit Points European Labour Studies (Sozpol M7-Ausland)
Multilevel Legal Systems 6 Credit Points European Labour Studies (Sozpol M7-Ausland)

ECTS Semester 3 - 30 Credit Points

Course title Credit points Modules University of Bremen
Master Thesis + Data Lab 24 Credit Points Sozpol MA-DD
Progress Assessment Meeting and oral discussion of MA Thesis 6 Credit Points Sozpol MA-DD Thesis Seminar

 

Modules University of Milan Course title Credit points Modules University of Bremen
Sozpol M4c-DD Governance and Management 1 Seminar from the MA Social Policy Module M4a 9 Credit Points Economic and Social Regulation of Labour

ECTS Semester 4 - 30 Credit Points