Social work Social work
Qualification awarded: Master of Social Work
Entry year: 2022
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
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.
Програмні результати навчання: 1. Solve complex tasks and problems that require updating and integrating knowledge in the context of incomplete / insufficient information and conflicting requirements. 2. Critically evaluate the results of scientific research and various sources of knowledge about social work practices, formulate conclusions and recommendations for their implementation. 3. To use foreign sources in the performance of research and applied activities, to speak in a foreign language, both orally and in writing. 4. To show deep knowledge and systematic understanding of theoretical concepts, both in the field of social work and in other fields of socio-humanitarian sciences. 5. Collect and perform quantitative and qualitative analysis of empirical data. 6. Independently and autonomously find the information necessary for professional growth, master it, learn and produce new knowledge, develop professional skills and qualities. 7. Use general and specialized software to solve professional problems and carry out research. 8. Make decisions autonomously in difficult and unpredictable situations. 9. Carry out reflective practices in the context of the values ??of social work, responsibility, including to prevent burnout. 10. 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. 11. Organize joint activities of specialists in various fields and non-professionals, prepare them for social work, initiate team building and coordinate teamwork. 12. 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. 13. Demonstrate initiative, independence, originality, generate new ideas for solving professional problems. 14. Define the methodology of applied research and apply methods of quantitative and qualitative analysis of results, including methods of mathematical statistics. 15. Develop criteria and indicators of professional efficiency, apply them in the evaluation of the work done, to offer recommendations for ensuring the quality of social services and management decisions. 16. Develop social projects at a highly professional level. 17. Independently build and maintain purposeful, professional relationships with a wide range of people, representatives of various communities and organizations, argue, persuade, conduct constructive negotiations, productive conversations, discussions, tolerance of alternative opinions. 18. Demonstrate a positive attitude towards one's profession and conform to ethical principles and standards of social work. Additionally for educational and professional programs: 19. Develop, test and implement social projects and technologies. 20. Implement the results of scientific research in practice.
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 - pedagogical practice, 9 ECTS credits - practice on the topic of master's qualification work
Programme director: The guarantor of the program is Sofia G. Stavkova, Candidate of Pedagogical Sciences, Associate Professor of the Department of Sociology and Social Work. Tel .: (032) 258-27-10, Website:
Occupational profiles of graduates: Governance Professional profile - consultant in the staff of public authorities, executive committee (assistant-consultant of the People's Deputy of Ukraine; consultant in public administration institutions). Professional profile - civil service specialist (specialist, category I specialist, category II specialist - in the Departments, departments for family and youth affairs, CSSSDM, department and departments of the criminal-executive inspection of the State Penitentiary Service). Management in the social sphere Professional profile - a specialist in social services (a specialist in the organization of social assistance services; a specialist in the organization of inpatient social services; a specialist in employment and living arrangements for the disabled, a specialist in the reception of citizens). Activities in the field of justice and justice Professional profile - head of the department (head of the department of social and psychological service of the correctional (educational) colony). Professional profile - inspector (inspector of the department / group of social and psychological work with the special contingent, inspector of the department of criminal-executive inspection in regional, district administrations; senior inspector for preparation for dismissal; inspector of the department of social and psychological work with special contingent; inspectors for incomplete work in correctional / educational colonies, remand prisons). Professional profile - educator of a correctional facility (senior educator, senior educator of an orphanage, educator of an orphanage, methodologist - in educational and correctional colonies). Health and social care Professional profile - social work specialist, social worker in psychiatric hospitals, narcological hospitals, Hospice hospitals, centers (departments) of HIV / AIDS prevention and control. Professional profile - a specialist in social work in a night shelter, a center for resocialization of drug-addicted youth (providing social assistance with accommodation). Professional profile - social worker (in a boarding house for the elderly and disabled, orphanage, night shelter, reintegration center for homeless people). Professional profile - social work specialist (in mixed-type rehabilitation institutions for the disabled and children with disabilities, in homeless registration centers, in centers for HIV-infected children and youth; social work specialist with families, children and youth in specialized formations CSSSDM). Charitable activity Professional profile - manager of projects and programs in the field of intangible production (specialist in project management and programs in the field of intangible production, social work specialist, project manager and project assistant in Charitable foundations, charitable societies). Activities of public organizations Professional profile - social manager (organizer of public events) Activities of trade unions Professional profile - organizer of social services; in trade unions at enterprises.
Access to further studies: Obtaining third (educational and scientific / educational and creative) level
Other program features: Scientific and educational cooperation with leading domestic (Kyiv National Pedagogical University named after M. Drahomanov, National University "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy", Academy of Labor, Social Relations and Tourism (Kyiv) and foreign research institutions and universities (University of Manitoba) (Canada), Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (Germany), University of Wurzburg (Germany), Curtin University (Australia), which makes it possible to apply progressive pedagogical experience, mutual visits of students, study abroad, in accordance with the concluded cooperation agreements.