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Social Policy

Social Policy

Our society is constantly changing and the changes result in often unknown but long-term social consequences. Social Policy studies these consequences and their effects on welfare and social security in society. Through your studies you will gain excellent competence for a critical analysis of issues that concern, for example, the labour market, sociopolitical decision-making, income distribution, poverty and equality in society. You will also learn how to find solutions to social problems. In addition to knowledge about the origin, development, functioning and influence of Social Policy, and the interaction between different actors in the Finnish society, you will also gain insights into social policies at the Nordic and global level.

Link to the Swedish page (Socialpolitik)

Increased fees for Open University courses from August 2024

From August 1, 2024, Åbo Akademi University will implement a pricing system for its open university courses based on the number of study credits. The pricing structure will be as follows:

  • Basic Studies (and other introductory courses): €12 per credit.
  • Intermediate Studies and Advanced Studies: €15 per credit.

Degree students at Åbo Akademi University are exempted from the course fee.

Link to the news about the fees

To read more about the course content and -times, click the Öpu course in the Study guide.

The Nordic Model of Welfare (5 ECTS), online course with distance teaching.

Read more about the course content and -times in the Study guide.
Time: 22.3-12.4.2025, mandatory distance sessions via Zoom: 22.3, 29.3, 5.4, 12.4.
Fee: 75€.
Teacher: PhD Researcher Emily Vuorenlinna.
Enrolment 18.11.2024-12.3.2025.

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