The master’s programme in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare consists of compulsory modules, a master’s thesis and internships. The compulsory modules are “Introduction to Master’s Studies“, “European Welfare Regimes and Comparative Social Policy“, “National Systems of Welfare Regimes and Comparative Social Policy (incl. Case Studies)”, “Research Areas of Social Policy: Comparative Analysis”, “Empirical Research Methodology and Methods”, und “Practicum”. Students must do a compulsory internship at an EU institution, an NGO or another organisation dealing with similar topics. A stay abroad during one’s studies is compulsory. At the end of the degree programme students have to write a master’s thesis, which must be supervised both by the home university and by one of the partner universities.