Social Work

Area of Studies: Social Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences
Mode of Studies: Full-time studies
Length of Programme: 2 academic years (120 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Master of Social Work

Access Requirements

The prospective students are expected to hold a Bachelor degree or its equivalent.

Programme Objectives and Competencies Acquired

Social Work Master study programme integrates research, theory reflection and practice. The aim of the Programme is to prepare an advanced social worker who is able to research contextualised practice and act integrating and developing professional knowledge, skills, values, enhancing the solution of human interaction and personal relation with environment problems, initiating social changes and innovations in pursuit of person’s and societal welfare, strengthening civic society and developing professional competences. Programme is targeted at ensuring the development of learning, reflectivity, critical thinking and transferable skills of students as researching practitioners.

The learning outcomes of the programme are defined, taking into account the relevant international and local guidelines and documents, and they are compatible with Level 7 of the national and European Qualifications Framework. The contents of the second cycle Social Work study programme learning outcomes states that having completed the studies graduates will be able to:

  • develop social work research and produce social work knowledge;
  • analyse the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice;
  • reflect the integrity of theory, practice and ethics in social work process;
  • analyse the interrelations between social policy, social structures and resources and design social projects;
  • critically analyse interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations;
  • apply social work intervention methods emphasising participation of clients in the change process;
  • understand the principles, methods and restrictions of social worker activity in organisation and community;
  • reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organisations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession.

Career Opportunities

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities:

  • continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social sciences programs;
  • to work as a managers and as a superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centres, residential care institutions, day-care and community centres, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations. 

Program graduates are able to plan, organize and manage social services; design and implement national and international social work programs and projects; carry out social research; implement preventive programs; teach in social work programs; develop social workers` competences; plan,  implement and evaluate intervention process working with individuals, groups, families and communities.

Curriculum

Subject

Code

Credits

Compulsory subjects

   

Social Work Theoretical Models

SOD5001

6

Methodology of Social Work Practice

SOD5006

6

Groups n Social Work

SOD5009

6

Theoretical Models of Social Work with Family

SOD6005

6

Comparative Social Welfare Policy

SOD5016

6

Cross-Cultural Context of Sociocultural Problems

SOD5013

6

Social Work Paradigms

SOD6012

6

Management in Community Social Work

SOD6006

6

Theory and Practice of Social Work Supervision

SOD6014

6

Optional Subjects

   

Social Work Field Practice

SOD6013

6

Experiential Psychology

SOD5002

6

Social Gerontology

SOD5014

6

Cultural Anthropology

SOD5004

6

Human Resource Management in Social Work Organizations

SOD6011

6

Groups and Teams in Organization

SOD5010

6

Management of Social Programmes and Projects

SOD5003

6

Social Work in Europe

SOD5012

6

Term Paper (s)

   

Qualitative Research Methodology

SOD5007

6

Advance Social Justice: a Global Perspective

SOD5015

6

Designing the Social Work Research

SOD6010

6

Master’s Paper

 

 

Total: 

 

120