Social work Social work
Qualification awarded: Master of Social Work
Entry year: 2020
Mode of study: full
Program duration: 1,5 years
Institute: Institute of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Number of credits: 90 ECТS credits
Level of qualification according to the National Qualification Framework and the European Qualifications Framework: NQF Level 7 (Second cycle of QF-EHEA / EQF Level 7)
Field(s) of study: Social work
Specific admission requirements: None, enrollment is made under general conditions of entry
Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning: If the previous level was obtained in another country, nostrification is required, which is carried out by Lviv Polytechnic.
Qualification requirements and regulations, including graduation requirements: The full implementation of curriculum and defending Master's Thesis
Characteristics of the educational program: Objects of study: social welfare of the population, determinants that affect it; organizational, managerial, expert, control-analytical, project, research activities in the social sphere. Learning objectives: training of specialists capable of solving complex problems and problems in the social sphere or in the learning process, which involves research and / or innovation and is characterized by uncertainty of conditions and requirements Theoretical content: concepts, concepts, principles of social development of individuals and communities and their use to explain the patterns of social processes, social protection and assistance to vulnerable groups. Methods, techniques and technologies: methods and technologies of collecting, processing and interpretation of research results in the social sphere and the field of scientific research. Tools and equipment: modern universal and specialized information systems and software products used in the social sphere and in the field of scientific research.
Gained competence: - Solve complex problems and issues that require updating and integrating knowledge in the face of incomplete / insufficient information and conflicting requirements. - Critically evaluate the results of scientific research and various sources of knowledge about social work practices, formulate conclusions and recommendations for their implementation. - Show in-depth knowledge and systematic understanding of theoretical concepts, both in the field of social work and in other fields of socio-humanitarian sciences. - Demonstrate initiative, independence, originality, generate new ideas for solving professional problems. - Determine the methodology of applied research and apply methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis of results, including methods of mathematical statistics.
- Organize joint activities of specialists in various fields and non-professionals, prepare them for social work, initiate team building and coordinate teamwork. - Analyze the social and individual context of the problems of the individual, family, social group, community, formulate the purpose and objectives of social work, plan interventions in complex and unpredictable circumstances in accordance with the values ??of social work. - Collect and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of empirical data. - Use foreign sources when performing tasks of research and applied activities, speak in a foreign language, both orally and in writing. - Develop social projects at a highly professional level. - Independently build and maintain purposeful, professional relationships with a wide range of people, representatives of various communities and organizations, argue, persuade, conduct constructive negotiations, effective conversations, discussions, be tolerant of alternative opinions. - Demonstrate a positive attitude to one's profession and comply with ethical principles and standards of social work.
- Independently and autonomously find the information necessary for professional growth, master it, learn and produce new knowledge, develop professional skills and qualities. - Perform reflective practices in the context of the values of social work, responsibility, including to prevent burnout. - Assess the social consequences of policies in the field of human rights, social inclusion and sustainable development of society, develop recommendations for improving the legal framework for social work.
Academic mobility: None, but mobility is encouraged and recognized in accordance with ECTS procedures
Work placement(s): The program provides 12 ECTS credits of practice, including 3 ECTS credits of Teaching Practice, 9 ECTS credits of Master's Thesis Intership
Programme director: Program guarantor- Stavkova Sofiya Heorhiyivna, PhD in Education, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work. Tel .: (032) 258-31-86, Website:
Occupational profiles of graduates: Governance Professional profile - adviser in the office of government, the executive committee (assistant-consultant of a deputy of Ukraine, adviser in the institutions of government). Professional profile - specialist of civil service (specialist, 1st category specialist, 2nd category specialist - in the departments, the Department for Family and Youth, Centres for Social Services for Chilren and Youth, departments and divisions of criminal executive inspection of State Penitentiary Service). Social Service Adinistration Professional profile - specialist in social services (specialist of social care services, specialist in the organization of residential institutions of social care, specialist in employment and household arrangement for disabled, specialist in the reception of citizens). Activities in the field of justice Professional profile - head office (Head of the socio-psychologicalservices of correctional (educational) colony) Professional profile - inspector (inspector of department / group for social and psychological work with inmates, inspector of criminal executive inspection in regional and district offices, senior inspector on preparation for release, inspector of social and psychological work with inmates, Inspector on work with minors in prisons / correctional facilities, detention centers). Professional profile - educator in corrective and labor institution (senior teacher, senior teacher in orphanage, orphanage educator, methodist - in educational and correctional facilities). Health care and social assistance Professional profile - a specialist in social work, social worker in psychiatric hospitals and substance abuse hospitals, hospices, centers (offices) for prevention and control of HIV / AIDS. Professional profile - a specialist in social work in night shelter, re-socialization center for drug addicted youth (social assistance with providing accommodation). Professional Profile - social worker (in the home for the elderly and disabled, orphanage, night shelter, the center of the reintegration of homeless people). Professional profile - a specialist in social work (mixed type rehabilitation institutions for the disabled and their children, in centers for homeless people, in the centers for HIV-infected children and youth; social work specialist for working with families, children and youth in specialized units of Centres of Social Services for Families, Children and Youth). Charity work Professional profile - a manager of projects and programs in non-material production (a specialist in project and program in non-material production, an expert in social work, a project manager and project assistant in charities). Activities of NGOs Professional profile - manager in the social sphere (public events organizer). Activities of trade unions Professional profile - organizer of social services; in trade union organizations in enterprises.
Access to further studies: Obtaining third (educational and scientific / educational and creative) level
Other program features: Scientific and methodical cooperation with leading home (Kyiv National Pedagogical University named after M. Dragomanov, National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Academy of Labour and Social Relations of Trade Unions of Ukraine (Kyiv) and foreign research institutions and universities (University of Manitoba (Canada), Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Wurzburg, Curtin University (Australia). This creates the possibility of applying progressive teaching experience in practice, mutual visits of students studying abroad, according to signed agreements on cooperation.