Masters Program in Social Work in Europe

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

A Master's degree in Social Work is concerned with the improvement of the quality of life of a certain individual or communities. Students will combine research, crisis intervention, community organization and strategy to be able to attain results.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Berlin

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is [+]

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

The Alice Salomon Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences - in Berlin, Germany, offers the post graduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

Centrum for Post gradual Studies of Social Work, Berlin Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts Malmö University, Department of Social Work University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?... [-]


Master in Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent [+]

Description of programme The study is designed as a follow-up Master’s degree, which immediately follows (and is closely linked with) the Bachelor’s degree aimed at special needs education – drama therapy and builds on the knowledge gained in the previous study to teach skills necessary for independent educational, diagnostic, therapeutic and counselling work with persons with health disability (or other types of social disadvantage). The study of special needs education – drama therapy is based on the transformations of the social reality in recent years in the area of special needs education practices and social work (especially the “Education Act” 561/2004 and Act on Social Services 108/2006 – both Acts put more emphasis on the care for persons with severe and profound health disability, which requires therapeutic-formative and social-therapeutic training of professionals – special needs educators). The aim of the study is to prepare graduates for qualified work in the sectors of education, social care, health care and justice including non-governmental organizations active in the mentioned sectors. The study organically links the knowledge of special needs education and drama therapy (in the context of other expressive therapeutic disciplines), and on the basis of a broad interdisciplinary approach leads students to independent work in solving complex theoretical and especially practical issues with their clients. Graduate profile and job opportunities The graduates will be qualified for the function on educators, expressively oriented therapists – drama therapists, experts in school counselling centres (school special needs educators), educational facilities for institutional and protective education and preventive educational care – educational care centres, children’s homes, educational institutions, substitute family institutions, children’s houses, etc. The graduates will be able to provide qualified assistance in the area of special needs education care and expressive therapy, with a special focus on drama therapy in daily care sanatoria, facilities providing social care and prevention, gerontology facilities, facilities of penitentiary and postpenitentiary (continuous) care, therapeutic communities (groups) organized by the non-profit and health care sectors. The graduates will be able to work as lecturers or researchers in the area of schools of the second and third cycle and in scientific institutions, or to perform functions in field service facilities in organizing and planning social work in the context of state administration and self-government, as educators in the sector of the Ministry of Justice, as organizers, managers and coordinators of activities and services provided by non-governmental organizations that assists persons with health disability or social disadvantage. Preconditions for admission Completion of the Bachelor’s degree in the study programme B7506 Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Language competence: The standard English language requirement is at a level B2 in accordance to the Common European Framework of Reference for languages (CEFR). Minimum language requirements in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Internet based Test (IbT): 61, Computer based Test (CbT): 173, Paper based Test (PbT): 500 or an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall band score of at least 6.0. The applicant must prove his/her fitness for study in a motivation letter (in English) and a profile essay 15 000 – 20 000 symbols long, focused on the area of the study programme. The applicants are required to send: application (online application form); proof of recognition of their previous education (i.e. foreign certificate as equivalent to a certificate of education issued in the Czech Republic); motivation letter; profile essay; CV; certificate of language competence to the address dagmar.zdrahalova@upol.cz by 31 May 2016. Admission exams Test of special needs education and drama therapy covering the Bachelor’s degree of Special Needs Education – Drama Therapy. Interpretation of a prepared drama therapy project aimed at a client with a specific mental disorder and dramatic improvisation on a given topic. [-]

Master of Science Sociology and Social Research

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Cologne

The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. SOCIOLOGY AND SOCIAL RESEARCH Thank you for your interest in the master's programmes of the WiSo-Faculty. On this webpages you will find all required information on the Master Sociology and Social Research - you will get a sneak peak into the programme structure as well as all facts about the admission criteria and the selection procedure. In a nutshell Standard period of study: 4 semesters, full-time Start: Fall term Degree title: Master of Science (M.Sc.) Language: English Fees: Only Social fee Course structure The master programme Sociology and Social Research consists of 120 ECTS- (European Credit Transfer System) Points and is designed as a 4-semester full-time programme. It is a consecutive master degree based on a bachelor degree within the field of sociology. The Core and Advanced Section of the master programme Sociology and Social Research includes 27 credit points and covers methodological basics of sociology and social research. The Specialisation Section contains 39 credit points and consists of a research seminar, in which 15 credits points will be obtained, as well as advanced modules of sociology and social research. The Supplementary Section serves as an additional section to develop a more specific profile – either by deepening and specialising or by diversifying knowledge. Further modules from business administration as well as from social sciences and economics are available to students. This area will contain two subareas that both require 12 credit points. Detailed information concerning the curricular design is available on our homepage in the area of “study”. Only the best for your career The M.Sc. Sociology and Social Research at the WiSo-faculty of the University of Cologne deepens the knowledge gained in your bachelor studies and makes you an expert in your respective area. For many managing positions of different industries and for certain professions in research and teaching, a master is indispensable. Possible areas of employment for sociologists can be found within market and opinion research, national and international statistic agencies, in national and international associations that are concerned with social and economic policy, research institutions, the departments of media research within mass media corporations and personnel administration of corporations. Additionally, other areas of employment present in positions of local government e.g. in departments responsible for school-, family-, city- or environmental policy as well as provincial and federal agencies. Graduates possess skills that qualify for the upper grade of civil service and leading positions in social and market research as well as social planning. Take your professional future into your own hands and benefit from the theoretical and methodical-oriented approach of the WiSo-Faculty, which combines research as well as teaching with practical experience. Not international enough? If this is the case, there is the possibility to apply for a semester abroad at one of our numerous partner universities. Further Information can be found on the homepage of our International Office. Admission Requirements and Selection Procedure The admission requirements must be fulfilled until the application deadline: Bachelor's degree Application in the case of unfinished Bachelor studies: In cases where present Bachelor studies have not been fully completed, application is permitted if the candidate has earned at least 80% of the required credits and will have achieved the remaining results by 30 September at the latest. The specific admission criteria governing the designated course of study (including the overall grade) must already have been fulfilled on the basis of the exam results available at the time of application. Overall grade of at least 2.7 (German grade) in the Bachelor’s degree Fulfilment of the following subject-related requirements At least 30 ECTS credits in Sociology at least 18 ECTS credits in quantitative methods in Social Sciences or Empirical Social Research, within these credits at least 12 ECTS in Statistics have to be included Language requirements English language skills C1 Selection Procedure If the number of applicants meeting the admission criteria exceeds the number of places available for this course of study, a selection procedure is initiated for the purpose of ranking these applicants. The procedure is based on the grade earned in the Bachelor’s degree or a course of study deemed equivalent. Information on the application From the end of March/ beginning of April onwards you can submit your application via WiSo Faculty's Master's Application Portal. Applicants with a (bachelor’s) degree acquired abroad must additionally apply via uni-assist online as well as postal until 15 June (date of receipt). If you apply for our Double Master’s Programme(s) the deadline is 1 may (date of receipt). Uni-assist requires the following documents: authenticated (and translated) copy of the bachelor certificate (and the transcript of records) authenticated (and translated) copy of the school certificate authenticated copy of the original English language certificate authenticated copy of these documents in the original language, if translated as Chinese applicant: original APS certificate. Please note that uni-assist charges fees. Detailed information about the admission procedure, admission deadlines and required documents are provided at the application website. 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Master's Degree In Counseling And Family Mediation

Universidad Pontificia De Salamanca
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Salamanca

The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe [+]

Program Description The practice of Guidance and Family Mediation has been institutionalized in various countries of Europe and America. Recognized and recommended by the Council of Europe (R.1974 - R.1980), as well as comprehensive plans to support the family of the Spanish government and various autonomies, is a response to the complex situation that is currently the family and is configured as a specialized and interdisciplinary social service. The novelty of this official university Master (Official Title published in the Official Gazette on February 7, 2014) is offering triple degree. Based on a common basic training in both specialties, they are later articulated in accordance with the methodology, content and practices that are specific to each of them. The Family counselor It is a specialist with specific methods, helps the individual, the couple and the family, to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are appropriate and effective. When the case requires, other specialists involved. The Family mediator is a specialist with own methods, directs the mediation process and in all those conflict situations that are formed by difficulties that block processes agreement among family members. His intervention in the processes of separation or divorce promotes the collaboration of the parties in establishing agreements to facilitate compliance with their parental responsibilities and strengthening ties in the family, it helps the person, the couple and the family to strengthen internal and external resources so that the ties that bind family members are appropriate and effective. When the case requires, other specialists involved. GOALS Train specialized professionals in the field of marriage and family, trained for the exercise of counseling and family mediation. Offer the possibility to practice in numerous services, both private and public: employment in educational areas, NGOs, health centers, the CEAS, social services, municipalities, Family Associations ... Transmit the methods and techniques as well as the legal, psychological, educational, social and ethical knowledge, which are required for the exercise of the profession. Form in the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for future professional mediation, acquire the skills required in the Laws of Mediation Autonomous Communities. Scientifically study and analyze, in an interdisciplinary framework, issues affecting marriage and family. Contribute to the development of the theme of the family in the university setting. Provide advice and guidance to individuals, couples and families who require it. Collaborate with the social institutions that intend to serve the family within the Spanish State and the various autonomies. Collaborate with institutions internationally, REDIF, in order to develop projects and research programs and exchange of training. Professional Profiles: family counselor, family mediator. Curriculum Psychology of the couple and the family (3 ECTS) Anthropology, sociology and ethics of marriage and family (3 ECTS) The conflict between the couple and the family (3 ECTS) legal framework of marriage and family (9 ECTS) Family Guidance Methodology (6 ECTS) Family Practice Guidance (3 ECTS) Family Mediation methodology (6 ECTS) Practice of Family Mediation (3 ECTS) Orientation and Family Mediation Practicum (18 ECTS) Family Mediation Practicum in the Classroom (6 ECTS) Family Counseling Practicum in Institutions (6 ECTS) Family Mediation Practicum in Institutions (6 ECTS) Master's Thesis (TFM) (6 ECTS) Methodology: Classroom practicum is done at the Center for Family Guidance UPSA; Centers Family Support the City Council and Community of Madrid; Lawyers Acevedo. Duration and price One academic year: September to May Start Date: September 2016 Price: 4,500 € (75 € credit) Places available: 25 Location: Salamanca Contact: cc.familia@upsa.es [-]

Master's Degree in Diakonia and Christian Social Practice

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years January 2017 Norway Oslo

The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. The study provides theological and hermeneutical knowledge, ethical competence, management and leadership skills, research skills, intercultural and interreligious skills, and interdisciplinary working proficiency. The intent of the programme is to produce graduates who qualify for both practical and leadership positions within diaconal activities and institutions as well as value based social service agencies, whether they are Christian or public welfare based. After completing the programme you will have : Obtained the knowledge of the theory and practice of diakonia, as well as the professional competence required to function within congregations, institutions and organizations. This knowledge includes a basic understanding of Christian theology. Acquired an integrated and professional understanding of diaconal approaches and methods that express international and ecumenical awareness, interdisciplinary perspectives, perspectives of participation and gender awareness in relation to diaconal practice. Gained competency in facing the major contemporary challenges within diaconal action related to the struggle for justice, stewardship of Creation, building inclusive fellowships, and expressing love for one’s neighbour. Developed his/her competence in applying acquired knowledgerelated to understanding, methods and problem solving – in new and unfamiliar environments. Entry Requirements You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English. Eligibility The programme has two main target groups: All students with own funding who want to attend the complete programme. Students from other master’s programmes who want to attend parts of the programme as exchange students. Only applicants who finish their degree before the admission deadline is eligible to apply. Entry requirements Academic entry requirements: You must hold a bachelor’s degree (minimum three year full time study, 180 ECTS) in social work, nursing, education in social sciences, theology, social service administration (or equivalent) as well as sufficient proficiency in English (see below). Your bachelor’s degree must be achieved at a nationally accredited institution of higher education. Consult with your national authorities concerning this. Additional requirements: You will also need a written recommendation from a representative of a local church or organization, focusing on your abilities, and the need for this master’s competence within the church or organization. Advanced knowledge about Christianity and the Old and the New Testament is needed. English proficiency Applicants whose native language is not English, must document their English language proficiency. This should be documented by TOEFL or IELTS test results. Please note that TOEFL/IELTS tests are only considered valid for 2 years after the test date. In some circumstances we will accept test results from other methods of examination. Applicants from English-speaking Africa, or applicants with a degree taught in English from India, Pakistan or the Middle East are not automatically exempt from submitting an English language test. TOEFL CODE VID Specialized University: B464 [-]

Master of Social Work

Free International University of Moldova
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Moldova Chisinau

The MSW / "Social Expert" Program at ULIM shapes professionals in the social work profession who can address complex social problems and respond globally to individual needs. [+]

Master of Social Work (MSW) – Social Expert Program Mission: Training social workers in the Republic of Moldova using a global perspective. Purpose: The MSW / "Social Expert" Program at ULIM shapes professionals in the social work profession who can address complex social problems and respond globally to individual needs. Goals: Training entry-level and experienced social work professionals to practice according to the international standards within multi-cultural global environment on micro, mezzo, and macro levels. Emphasizing global agenda, research, collaborative and experiential learning as aspects of the curriculum. Background: The Master of Social Work Program at ULIM was conceptualized by a consortium of four universities from Moldova and six from the United States. The curriculum was designed specifically for social workers who address needs and problems within the post-Soviet world but with a generalist global applicability. The program has been designed considering the latest pedagogical knowledge and technology combined with experience of an international team of faculty. Launched in 2013, the new program spans two years (four semesters) of basic and advanced graduate-level courses from two concentrations: 1) Social Economic Development, and 2) Disaster, Violence, and Trauma. Students earn the title of “Social Work Expert”, a social worker of the highest ranking who is able to thrive within positions of high responsibility in Moldova and beyond. As an integral part of that training, students conduct internships within established social, governmental, and non-governmental agencies that work within some of the most challenging social environments in the world, addressing poverty, substance abuse, trafficking, pre- and post-Communist values, and much more. Other aspects of the program include an innovative scheduling system that breaks classes into bi-weekly modules; international faculty exchange; co-teaching dyads of Moldovan and American faculty members; Romanian and sometimes English as a language of pedagogy; publications and conference presentations by students and faculty as a pedagogical outcome; and training in grant writing. [-]

MA Advanced Child Protection Research and Practice

University of Kent, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. Do you want to study child protection in a different and more effective way? Our course uses innovative and cutting edge techniques and technology, in particular the use of inter-professional simulations, expert lectures, in the form of audio and videoed podcasts, acted role plays and discussion forums. We are proud to bring together inter-professional perspectives from teachers, social workers, police and health visitors and focus on skills of direct work with both parents and children. The cost of this two year MA is £3800 per year and there is an organisational discount for 2 or more students email us to discuss this further. Course benefits - Academic and professional support from staff in a Centre of excellence and innovationin child protection - The opportunity to study in a School with a long established tradition of research - Supportive, student-centred teaching and learning; provision for a diverse student population - The development of knowledge on child protection and safeguarding - Innovative methods of teaching and learning suited to flexible learning - Teaching by a range of specialists with national and international reputations - The opportunity to study and access this expertise through distance learning. - Outstanding teaching, research and support facilities including access to extensive online resources, national and cross national data-bases and books and journal. [-]

Master of Social Work

University of Hradec Králové - Institute of Social Work
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Hradec Králové

The main objective of master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups and communities in their social environment. The program will equip students with the knowledge of management and coordination, as well as the skill of reflecting internal and external factors of social work performance and ability of solving emerging dilemmas. [+]

The Institute of Social Work offers Master of Social Work. The main objective of master’s degree program is to prepare students for solving complicated life situations of individuals, families, groups and communities in their social environment. The program will equip students with the knowledge of management and coordination, as well as the skill of reflecting internal and external factors of social work performance and ability of solving emerging dilemmas. Based on the Diploma Supplement label, the Degree is recognised within the EU market, where the graduates can find the employment at social and public services. Requirements and admission procedure: Bachelor in Social Work or related field Good knowledge of spoken and written English Motivation letter and cv in English Recommendation or references of the University, college or employer. The applications could be submitted beginning 15th February, 2016 per e-mail to jana.popelakova@uhk.cz. Closing date: 30th August, 2016. Tuition fees: 3,600,- EUR per year. Admitted students can apply for the scholarship for living costs. Do not hesitate to ask further information! Please address: jana.popelakova@uhk.cz General Study Plan Theory of Welfare State Late-Modern Social Work Case Management Ethical Theories in Social Work Statistics for Social Work Theory of Social Administration Nongovernmental Sector Law European Context of Social Work and Social Policy Application of Social Research I Management in Social Work Projects Development and Management Contexts of Social Work Realisation Supervision and Reflexive Seminar Theory of Public Policy Mediation Research Activities, Conference, Publication Social Economy Application of Social Research II Social Planning and Regional Development Practice I Diploma Thesis I Gender and Social Work Psychohygiene in Social Work Social Programmes Evaluation Scientific Writing Seminar Fundraising Practice II Diploma Thesis II Presentation, Massmedia and Social Work Couching in Social Work Didactics in Social Work [-]

Master's In Community Service Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Rome

Master designer form, managers, editors, communicators, able to design services for the collective and manage ethical and sustainable transformation processes, especially when these affect the public sphere and in the production of common goods. Professionals who look to the community with a procedural approach, interdisciplinary and inclusive, with attention to the proactive participation of the viewer, sustainable innovation and customization: temporary and permanent activities that fit into the productive political, cultural, youth, social and territorial, as economy in the reference markets. Community Service are all services that cater to communities, networks, groups, families, etc. (In the public and private sectors) and are created with and for the collective, according to a community-based planning approach. [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. Who should attend Access to master is open to students holding a permit valid for at least three years (Academic Diploma or Bachelor ') from architecture, urban planning, engineering management, services marketing, tourism, visual and performing arts, history of' art, literature, communication and new media, environmental science, sociology, urban anthropology, cultural and territorial management, political science and international cooperation, educational sciences and social services. Required curriculum / portfolio and motivation letter. A theoretical and practical course that involves students in the concrete business co-design through the community-based approach. The Master provides simulations and site-specific projects, where to apply theoretical principles, techniques, tools and methodologies learned. The teaching makes use of Co-Creation Methodology, developed by Artway of thinking to speed up the learning process and co-creation. It is part of a vision that favors the interdisciplinary teamwork and cross-cultural, as a contemporary response to the reading of complex systems and innovative production. The methodology is summarized in a process chart. Its Tools-Box contains 130 instruments, many of which will be applied during the Masters. The general approach of teaching resumes the two macro-dimensions of Co-Creation Methodology or the self and environment and their inter-relationships, which become knowledge needed to become professionals to co-design; because it is essential that those who work in the world of relationships, for and with each other, must know himself and know how to relate with others, have a basic knowledge of behavioral patterns, relational dynamics, influence of environment . The Master is organized into four modules that address many areas of knowledge. Each module consists of lectures and practical experiences and makes use of the following educational tools: Teaching Learning by Doing Each teacher is asked to teach their discipline is through lectures / lectures, activating both moments of experimentation, practical application of the information given. Projects Peer-to-Peer At the end of each form of Co-Design Methods, the students, divided into groups of 3/5 people, will realize a first project where to apply the information received. Mini-Stage Mini-internship at the Master of partners will enable individual students to develop research on issues of interest to them, specific projects and / or its case. Online Community An online platform where students and teachers will continue the exchange of information and insights. mentoring There will be a mentor to each student, and through one-on-one meetings (including online) will accompany him in the various stages of formation and implementation of the final thesis project. Camp The Master ends with 10 days full immersion in a predetermined environment (at one of the partners of the Master). The project partners that will host the Camp, will serve as the principal bearer of a need, a design objective. During the Camp the group of students held design addressing all its highlights and delivering a concrete answer. [-]

MA/MSc Professional Practice

University of Kent, Centre for Professional Practice
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 - 3 years October 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury

Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources [+]

Professional Practice programme is a work-related learning programme designed for participants from private, public and third sector settings such as health and social care; education; local government; public services; human resources; administrative services; cultural industries or the arts. The programme offers you the opportunity to attain academic recognition for the skills, knowledge and experience that you have developed in the workplace whilst focusing on a specific area of practice relevant to your work and enhance career progression. You will explore your profession further and consider the challenges associated with your professional practice, with modules that have been designed to help you review and analyse the current debates relevant to the professional context in which you are working. The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) The Centre for Professional Practice is a trans-disciplinary academic department focused on flexible work-related learning within Higher Education. The Centre is founded on the belief that employers can benefit from the University of Kent’s academic and research excellence, quality teaching, design and development activities to create positive change and to forge new knowledge within their organisation. We work with a wide range of external partners and employers to create distinct and original work-based and work-related developmental and educational solutions, which respond to the unique workforce challenges experienced by employees and organisations across the region and beyond. The Centre’s programmes are designed to enhance career progression and foster intellectual and professional development and practice. For more information please contact the Centre for Professional Practice, University of Kent, T: 01634 88 8929 , E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk, Web: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp [-]

Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action General objectives Over the past decades, human rights have known a singular development that upsets the traditional Westphalian order of the world. Human rights are often perceived as the panacea of the many ills that convulse today's global society: failing aid to development, impunity, corruption, social injustice, indignity, insecurity… Omnipresent, they are no longer the exclusive matter of international advocacy NGOs: governments, intergovernmental organizations, corporations, development agencies, local organizations working in the fields of health, education, environmental protection, labour… are and will be confronted with the exacting demands of human rights discourse. This cannot be truer than in the field of humanitarian action which has also known (unsurprisingly) a formidable expansion in parallel. This intertwining of human rights and humanitarian action would seem natural but is not in fact historically based, and is both intellectually and pragmatically challenging. Main orientations and specific feature The Master in Human Rights and Humanitarian Action programme provides students with a unique blend of core social science approaches (philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology) to humanitarianism and human rights intended to deconstruct the intuitive familiarity between the two fields and renew the debate concerning the universalism and political neutrality of human rights and humanitarian action through empirical study. It also offers indispensable courses in international law and global/regional institutional frameworks and advocacy skills. The teaching and learning objective is to give students the tools for strong analytical contextualisation that gives both depth and breadth to the issues and stakes in human rights and humanitarian action and that enable students to make the 'right decision at the right moment' when undertaking action on the ground. Going beyond the offerings of a typical LLM human rights programme or the more professionally oriented 'humanitarian' programmes. Another unique element of the programme is an emphasis on the "French" approach to humanitarian action and human rights while incorporating the pragmatic, judicial American approach to the field. Depending on their career goals, students will specialise during their second year in either the field of human rights or humanitarian action. Career opportunities Master of Human Rights and Humanitarian Action graduates may consider a variety of careers: NGOs, the diplomatic corps/national administrations, international organisations, journalism, and with a prior qualifying course of study, law (practising lawyer, international and regional courts of justice). [-]

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities: continue studies in doctoral programs (PhD) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social [+]

Competencies Acquired 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. [-]

Social Work

SRH University Heidelberg
Campus Full time 20 months October 2017 Germany Heidelberg

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and [+]

Master studies - Social Work

The consecutive application-oriented master's degree program in Social Work at the SRH University lasts two years. He ends with the academic degree Master of Arts MA (Social Work) and the right to promotion. Baseline 1. October of each year, the next course starts on. 1 October 2012 Design.

The development of social work in health care is today a central social significance. Healthy public tasks are increasingly becoming the focus of social work. Postmodernism society is characterized by unequal distribution of education, health and participation. The resulting social needs and problems lead to more need for psychosocial counseling and support. Psychosocial counseling and health promotion are cross-sectional tasks of professional social work.... [-]


Master of Social Work

Klaipeda University
Campus Full time Part time 4 semesters September 2017 Lithuania Klaipeda + 1 more

A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the... [+]

Master of Social Work A holder of the Master’s degree in Social Work qualification has acquired knowledge and skills, that allow her/him to perceive social phenomena in the context of their cultural values and society’s dynamics. The graduate has a strengthened (consolidated) methodology of quantitative and qualitative research. Can extend those skills to create and manage social programmes and projects dedicated to the optimization of social integration of social risk groups, such as disabled people. Moreover, the holder of the Master’s degree has strengthened social and personal competence, significant for the professional and scientific activities (such as creativity, initiative, social responsibility, and meta-learning). Key learning outcomes 1. Knowledge and understanding 2. Intellectual abilities 3. Practical abilities and skills 4. General transferable abilities and skills Occupational profiles of graduates with examples Level 7 qualifications grant a possibility to realize oneself in the professional field of Social Work; to take administrative jobs related to the strategies of social services development and project writing, and to work in different social institutions rendering social services (to family, groups, communities) by providing the process with professional innovations and team work strategies. Access to further studies Access to the third cycle studies 1 semester Integrated Special Course (S000M239) Scientific Research Work 1 (S000M054) Networks of Social Institutions in the Community (S000M002) Interdisciplinary Studies of Sociopsychological Problems (S000M009) Social Work Research Methodology (S000M126) 2 semester Scientific Research Work 2 (S000M079) Social Policy (S000M284) Technologies of Socio-Cultural Work in a Community (S000M281) Lithuanian Society and Politics (S170M010) 3 semester Planning and Administration of Social Programmes (S000M114) Supervision in Social Work (S000M024) Scientific Research Work 3 (S000M168) Modern Social Theories (S000M075) 4 semester Scientific Theses of Master Degree (S000M062) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Qualitative Social Research Methodology (S000M147) Human and Social Enviroment (S000M103) Models of Dealing with Ethical Problems in a Community (S000M053) Case Management (S000M059) Human Rights and Social Justice (S000M279) Examination regulations, assessment and grading The University applies cumulative grading in order to ensure objective evaluation, active students’ participation during the semester and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Cumulative grading final evaluation consists of interim course assignments (test, individual work, paper, laboratory work defence, and etc.) and final exam grades. If the student fails the interim course assignments and does not make to transition grade−minimal grade of determined interim course assessments−he is not allowed to take the final exam. Each study programme is completed by defending final thesis (project) and (or) taking final exams. [-]

Master's Degree in Planning and Management of Policies and Social Services in the Mediterranean Area

University For Foreigners Dante Alighieri
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Italy Reggio Calabria

Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights... [+]

Masters in Social Work in Europe 2017. Within the Faculty of "Scienze della società e della formazione d'area mediterranea", the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea", has been created. Specific educational objectives of the Degree course Graduates of the post-graduate degree courses must: Have a thorough knowledge of the theories of social service and an ability to use and test the advanced methodologies and innovative social service; Have a thorough knowledge of sociology, social work, anthropological, economic, statistical, ethical, philosophical, legal, political, pedagogical, psychological and historical resources; Have a good knowledge of related disciplines in the social service regarding specific fields of application; Have a thorough methodological skills of social research on the detection and treatment of data and understanding of the functioning of complex societies, even in specific application areas; Have skills to decode the complex needs of individuals, families, groups and territory for the formulation of social diagnosis, for psycho-social counseling, for mediation interventions in the family, juvenile, social and criminal areas, for the management and the organization of resources in both the public and private sectors; Have skills to project integrated systems of welfare and activate and manage local, national and international programs in the field of information, awareness, accountability, consultation and social protection of groups and communities to protect their social rights; Have ability in planning, organization and management in the field of managerial policies, social services and social and health services, public and private social analysis and evaluation of quality of services and the services performed; Have appropriate skills for communication and information management; Have qualifying experience in relation to specific areas of intervention and training objectives linked to the curriculum; Be able to use at least one European language besides Italian, with vocabulary for Special Purposes. Career opportunities for graduates Such graduates with this Degree will be able to curry out the functions of organization, management and consulting to individuals, organizations and institutions, and these functions may relate to relational dynamics, the management of human resources, the organization of resources and structures and the management of economic agencies, services and organizations, as well as the project of social policies. Graduate of the degree programs of this specialization can operate in independent professional activity, in the preventive-promotional managerial, educational, training and research areas, as well as co-operate in the processes of social inclusion and cohesion, recognition of social rights. Requirements for access Admission certification is that required by the law. Graduates in the following undergraduate curricula can access the Degree in "Programmazione e gestione delle politiche e dei servizi sociali d'area mediterranea”: Servizio sociale (L-39) Sociologia (L-40) Scienze e tecniche psicologiche (L-24) Scienze dell'educazione e della formazione (L-19) Scienze dei servizi giuridici (L-14) Scienze economiche (L-33) Scienze dell'economia e della gestione aziendale (L-18) Scienze della amministrazione e della organizzazione (L-16) Scienze sociali per la cooperazione, lo sviluppo e la pace (L-37) Mediazione linguistica (L-12). Also those who are in possession of a degree obtained under the old system in one of the classes corresponding to those above, may be eligible for the Degree. Graduates from degree programs of other classes subject to prior approval of the Faculty Council can also access the course. Students of the degree course will be registered without any debts, although objective evidence of understanding of technical texts (also in English) will be required and verified; through individual interviews the possession of logical structures and cultural and cognitive prerequisites in order to fill the gaps that might be an obstacle for effective participation in the course will be curried out. The academic regulations of the degree course will determine the procedures for verification of the curricular requirements and the level of personal preparation (for example: tests, interviews, etc..). [-]