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M.A.Social Work

Tuition fee €2,600.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time

Overview

Competencies Acquired

- 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.

Programme structure

1 Year
1 semester

Social Work Theoretical Models - 6;
Theoretical Models of Social Work with Family and Their Application – 6;
Comparative Social Welfare Policy - 6;
Participatory Action and Qualitative Research to Advance Social Justice: a Global Perspective - 6;
Optional Subject - 6;

2 semester
Cross-Cultural Context of Sociocultural Problems - 6;
Methodology of Social Work Practice – 6;
Research Design for Social Work - 6;
Social Work Paradigms – 6;
Optional Subject - 6;

2 Year
1 semester
Groups in Social Work - 6;
Qualitative Research Methodology - 6;
Management in Community Social Work - 6;
Theory and Practice of Social Work Supervision - 6;
Optional Subject - 6;

2 semester
Final Thesis - 30.

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.

Apply now! Fall semester 2018/19
Application start
Mar 1, 2018
Application deadline
Jul 15, 2018 23:59
Europe/Riga time
Studies commence
Aug 24, 2018

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States