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 Master in Social Economics

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The Master Degree in Social Economics stands out in the current panorama of graduate training in an innovative area that address the social and historical nature of economic phenomena. It aims at creating and developing skills in the field of social policy, social marketing and strategic management within organisations of the third sector, addressing themes still emerging, in particular, the study of citizenship, multiculturalism and social inclusion, tourism and the informal economy​.​​

Note
Language of instruction: Portuguese​

Tuition fees

Timetable​​

Admission Criteria ​​​​​​


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The UC "Data Analysis and Transferable Skills" requires the attendance of modules credited to the course in the EEG DataPro programme and the EEGenerating Skills programme.



2021/2022

General


Academic degree:
  • Master's degree
ECTS:
90
Duration:
3 curricular semesters
Regime:
Mixed
Place:
Gualtar Campus, Braga (UM)
Main Scientific area:
  • Economics

Contacts


    School of Economics and Management
    Campus de Gualtar
    4710 - 057 Braga

    Tel: +351 253604510 Fax: +351 253601380
    E-Mail: pedagogico@eeg.uminho.pt
    URL: http://www.eeg.uminho.pt

Description


The Master in Social Economics aims to attract students with a strong background in Economics and other Social Sciences, who are looking to become specialists in the area of Social Economy and develop knowledge and skills in the analysis of social problems from an economic perspective. It also attracts professionals working in the social sector.
Masters in Social Economics will thus hold technical skills to identify social problems, propose and implement answers to those problems, in diverse contexts, both institutionally and geographically. They will also have technical and analytical skills that will enable them to autonomously develop a critical and grounded reflection at the theoretical and practical levels that contribute to the definition of alternative and complementary innovative strategies that sticulate economic development. Finally, graduates in Social Economics will develop a set of transferable skills that allows them to adapt to different contexts,and get involved constructively and fully in their professional activities in this and related areas.

Key learning outcomes


1. To contribute to the advanced education of human resources in the area of Social Economics;
2. To promote the career development in the Social Economy and the Third Sector Potenciar through the deeper understanding of its functioning;
3. To promote a critical thinking in the formulation and resolution of social problems, while adopting the approach and methodology of the Economic science;
4. To enable students to integrate knowledge and study the complex issues that arise from the identification and search for solutions to social problems;
5. To stimulate knowledge and skills to conduct basic independent research projects in Social Economics, guided by theoretical objectives or towards the resolution of practical problems;
6. To promote the potential for innovation through an advanced human capital formation and dissemination of research results to the Social Economy, the Third Sector and to society at large.

Access to higher education


The master in Social Economics provides students with the adequate background to pursue PhD studies in the area of Social Sciences.

Careers


The main career opportunities are found in public and private institutions connected to the Third Sector, both at local and central levels. The skills acquired aill also enable students to consider the possibility of develop their own projects, either during the second year of the programme in the Project course unit, or after graduation.

Access


25

Vacancies

12

Minimum

Access forms


The access to this Cycle of Study can be done at the Students Portal of the University of Minho
https://alunos.uminho.pt/EN/candidates/MastersDegrees/Pages/default.aspx 

This information does not replace consultation of the Academic Regulations of the University of Minho and other official documents.

Formal requirements


- Holders of bachelor degree in Economics, Public Administration, Management, Education, International Relations or related fields; Students with degrees in Economics, Management have more weight compared to other degrees;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree conferred following a first cycle of studies in Economics, Public Administration, Management, Education, International Relations or related areas, organized according to the principles of Bologna by an acceding State;
- Holders of a foreign academic degree, which is recognized as meeting the objectives of a bachelor degree in Economics, Public Administration, Management, Education, International Relations or related fields, by the Scientific Council of the School of Economics and Management.

Application deadlines


Information on Application Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Registration deadlines


Information on Registration Deadlines can be found at:
https://www.eeg.uminho.pt/en/study/mestrados/Pages/admission.aspx

Aditional Information


Study Plan


Regime Curricular Unit Scientific Area ECTS
Year 1 60
S1 Economics of Intsitutions and the Third Sector E 6
S1 Methods for Social Economics E 6
S1 Social Economics History E 6
S1 Topics of Economics E 6
S1 Opção I 6
Development and Social Policies SOC 7.5
Health Economics E 6
Sustainable Development and Digital Transformation E 6
Topics in Global Economics E 6
Tourism Economy E 7.5
S2 Data Analysis and Transferable Skills CPRI; G; E; CA 6
S2 Nonprofit Organzations Governance CA 6
S2 Research Methodology and Proposal in Economics E 6
S2 Social Economics and Policy E 6
S2 Opção II 6
Digital Marketing and e-Business G 6
Economic and Social Innovation E 6
Ethics and Social Responsibility in Management G 6
Labour Economics and the Economics of Education E 6
Multiculturality, Citizenship and Social Inclusion ED 6
Political Economics and Public Choice E 6
Public and Social Marketing G 6
Transnational Actors and Dynamics CPRI 6
Year 2 30
S1 Opção III 30
Dissertation E 30
Internship E 30
Project Work E 30

Assessment/Accreditation


A3ES Accreditation status:
Accredited
Resolution publication date:
01-09-2020
Registry number at Ministry:
R/A-Ef 2485/2011/AL01
Registry Date:
08-07-2021
Accreditation validity:
30-07-2026