Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University

Program Description

Master of Social Work

Vytautas Magnus University

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.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 7, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
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Sept. 2017
2 years
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
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