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COSOPON3 Nordic Model: Nordic Welfare Societies - 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
MDP in Comparative Social Policy and Welfare
Social Policy
School of Social Sciences and Humanities

Learning outcomes

The course describes the main features that are attached to Nordic welfare societies. Special emphasis is on the Finnish welfare society but references to other countries are made. This way the position of the Finnish welfare society in relation to other European countries is made explicit. After the course students will be able:
- to recognise different welfare regimes
- to understand the main features of the Nordic welfare regime
- to point some of the main differences between Nordic welfare societies

General description

The course offers an introduction to the main features of the Nordic welfare states and welfare model. Some of the following social policy themes will be covered: Nordic welfare model and universalism, labour markets and employment, work and equality, poverty and basic security, child care policies and citizenship.


Hanna-Kaisa Hoppania, Teacher responsible


26-Sep-2016 – 19-Dec-2016
Independent work

Further information

Introductory lectures during the intensive programme in Vilnius. Afterwords the course continues in the on-line learning environment Moodle.

Only for students in the Cosopo programme.