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International Master in Social Policy Analysis (IMPALLA SCHOOL)
University of Leuven, Belgium and
CEPS/INSTEAD, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg
|Address||IMPALLA SCHOOL, CEPS/INSTEAD, 44, rue Emile Mark, L-4620 Differdange, Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg|
|Tel. No.||+352 - 58 58 55 - 1|
|Fax No.||+ 352 - 58 55 60|
|Course||The International Master in Social Policy Analysis (IMPALLA SCHOOL)|
|Type of Programme||Full-time|
|Length of Programme||10 months|
|Date of commencement||The 1st of September 2008 |
Application deadline: 30th of May 2008
|Class size||Maximum 24 students|
|Student accommodation||The IMPALLA programme organises the accommodation/housing for every student:
|Fees||Application fee: 50 EURO (reimbursed upon registration)
A tuition fee of 530 EURO is required from each student, for the academic year (can be paid for in instalments)
Most of the educational material such as copies, handouts and books are provided and covered by the programme.
The IMPALLA programme organises the accommodation/housing for every student:
Breakfast and lunch on school days are provided by the programme, as well as the travel by bus between Differdange (Luxembourg) and Leuven (Belgium) or by train during any excursion organised by the programme. In all, the students’ personal expenses (tuition fee, accommodation costs and basic personal living expenses) usually amount to around 650 EURO/month.
|Student grants / Financial assistance||IMPALLA students can apply for ffinancial support provided by the programme to cover the academic and living costs. The decision regarding magnitude of the financial support is made after an evaluation of the students’ financial situation based on the information given in the application form and requested documents giving evidence of their financial means.|
|Exchange partner schools||The IMPALLA programme is organized jointly by the Centre d‘Etudes de Populations, de Pauvreté et de Politiques Socio-Economiques - International Networks for Studies in Technology, Environment, Alternatives, Development (CEPS/INSTEAD) - Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg and the Department of Sociology of the University of Leuven, (K.U. Leuven, Belgium) with an association of participating institutes: Tilburg University (The Netherlands), University of Nancy II (France) and University of Luxembourg (G.-D. of Luxembourg).|
|Admission requirements||Required study background:|
A university degree of minimum four years in Social Sciences or Behavioural Sciences with knowledge of statistics. Students currently enrolled in their last year may apply to the programme upon the condition they provide the programme their diploma by the end of August 2007.
Master of Sociology, Master of Political Sciences, Master of Comparative International Relations, Master of Public Policy, Master of Public Management, Master of Economic Sciences, Master of Applied Economic Sciences, Master’s degree in Social or Behavioural Sciences, Another Master’s degree in Social Sciences or Behavioural Sciences with knowledge of statistics
- English language test: as the programme is taught in English, participation requires a good command of the language; Non-native English applicants must provide evidence of their language proficiency. The following qualifications are accepted by the IMPALLA programme:
TOEFL: Computer-based test min. 250 pt., Internet-based test min. 100 pt., Paper-based text min. 600 pt.
IELTS: minimum 7 pt. If most of the previous education was in English, applicants must provide a diploma from an English spoken University.
if their mother tongue is English, applicants must provide official transcripts or certificate(s) issued by their university (with official heading)
- Statistical test: Methodology and Statistics Test
|Student profile||Countries of origin - International programme, students from all continents and countries
2. Ratio of Men / Women - Equal opportunities
3. Age range - No age limits
|Contact person for application||Nicole Hegerle|
|Course Director||Professor Jos Berghman|
IMPALLA‘s advanced academic programme has three major objectives:
In an expanding European Union, social policy issues and challenges are of central importance. New jobs are constantly created in the fields of implementation and evaluation of social policies. After completing IMPALLA, you could be a consultant to national ministries and administrations, to European Institutions or a member of an academic institute, an advanced centre, or a firm specializing in auditing or in impact assessment.
The programme qualifies for a top level career as a social researcher in the public and in the private sector by training
The programme qualifies for a top level career as a social researcher in the public and in the private sector by training the participants:
The programme starts by the 1st of September, with an intensive levelling up period for all participants. By the mid-October the students should be ready for the main courses.
The lectures covering the theoretical aspects of the course are spread out over two periods and are complemented during the same time by exercises relating to the subjects under study. During the rest of the week, the students are encouraged by their assistant professors to further elaborate on their subjects, by attending expert meetings, by doing case studies in a group or individually, and by individual study. The larger part of the courses (8 months) is taking place in Luxembourg/Differdange, while the overall plan foresees a three-month stay at the University of Leuven, for complementing teaching, training and documentation.
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