The discipline of Development, Social Policy and Planning is a complex, interdisciplinary filed that makes use of notions and concepts of social science, psychology, behaviour science, environmental sciences, engineering, organizational science, law and many others in order to enable proper, responsible, sustainable and effective growth and development of the human society. As the name implies, this disciplines touches several aspects of this process from the technical matters of development, to the area of policy making and planning.
Policy making is concerned with human welfare and is responsible with issuing guidelines and legislation meant to enforce it. Social policy making touches matters such as social security, healthcare and pension, unemployment, environmental issues, housing, child protection, abuse prevention, education, etc. Also marriage, divorce or adoption are concerns of the policy making body.
The planning aspect of this discipline refers to the enforcement of the policies in a feasible, effective and efficient manner. For example, urban planning is concerned with the optimal use of urban space and decides upon best locations for buildings, solves issues of traffic or pollution or manages public transportation.
The biggest part of the jobs in this field is available in the government sector, local or regional authorities. Population growth and environmental concerns are both creating a higher demand for experts of this filed.
The international MSc Economics of Public Policy and Management gives you the knowledge and expertise to take on complex social-economic questions around such issues as taxes, emigration, and welfare.
Explore strategies for creating and implementing programs and projects that promote positive social change through Walden Universitys Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.). Gain management and organizational skills as you study how the administration of policy can positively affect underserved populations. Examine current research in the field as you position yourself to promote collaboration across agencies and departments.
Cette formation en 2 ans vous permet d’accéder au Titre de Responsable de Communication en Stratégies et Développement et au Master d’Etudes Politiques - Spécialité « Management de l’Information Stratégique » (Diplôme délivré par Sciences Po Aix-en-Provence.
The program provides students with scientific, technological and legal training in environmental policy and management. Students in this program often specialize in environmental management or in developing sustainable environmental policy solutions.
This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in the wider Asian region in either urban or rural contexts. It will cater for domestic and international students either already employed in such development or wishing to seek a career in this field.
Waldens M.S. in Criminal Justice Leadership and Executive Management program blends criminal behavioral theory with studies in human services, technology, and homeland security to help broaden your management skills.
This course combines economic analysis with studies in specific community/regional development and will prepare you to work in the wider Asian region in either urban or rural contexts.
This Erasmus Mundus (MESPOM) program prepares students to identify and implement solutions for complex environmental challenges, especially in an international context. Students also develop research, communication and other professional skills to advance their career objectives. The program is operated by CEU, Lund University (Sweden), the University of Manchester (UK), the University of the Aegean (Greece), the University of Saskatchewan (Canada), and the Monterey Institute for International Studies (US). Graduates are awarded MSc degrees by all European partners.
Walden Universitys Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.) can help you bring about social change through effective public policy. Explore ways to evaluate, implement, and create effective policy change in the private and public sectors. This program offers a variety of specializations so that you can align your coursework with your professional goals. Prepare for a career in a local, state, or federal government agency or in a nonprofit or corporate entity.
The best research Master's programme in the field of Sociology in the Netherlands uses a unique comparative approach in studying a modern society, when comparing societal issues, such as inequality, minorities and poverty, in different countries.
This programme challenges and stimulates students, who work in small groups on contemporary themes and learn to think critically about new developments. In this they receive personal supervision and a thorough training in methodology (how to conduct reliable comparative research).
This course is aimed at built environment professionals and others with a relevant background who wish to gain an in-depth understanding of planning and sustainable development, whether to improve career prospects in their country or enter international practice. Through the course you will examine the growing problems of sustainable development facing cities, regions and communities in a rapidly urbanising world, subject to growing climate change and other environmental, economic and social pressures and risks.