Social and public policy

Social and public policy studies societal development and its management, the mechanisms of inequality and welfare issues. Social and public policy applies both to people’s everyday lives and to decision-making by public authorities. The key issues in social and public policy are related to increasing the well-being of people, reducing social inequality and fostering sustainable development. Studying social and public policy makes students familiar with how society operates, its development and ways of influencing it.

Graduates of social and public policy work as experts, coordinators and researchers in public administration, marketing and advertising companies, universities and research institutions, organisations, foundations, and international organisations, and as journalists in media or as entrepreneurs, among other things.

At the University of Eastern Finland, you can study social and public policy as a major subject at our Joensuu Campus.