Social work (JACS L500)
|Nominal duration||1,5 years (90 ECTS)|
|Awards||Master (Master of Social Work, Social Worker Qualification)|
|Tuition fee||€3,120.00 per year|
|Application fee||€100.00 one-time
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
Graduates of the Bachelor (undergraduate) study programme in Social Work have the right to enter the Programme, including graduates of other university Bachelor studies programmes.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Lithuanian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
English language proficiency – the level not lower than B2 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organized for those, who do not have IELTS, TOEFL or other internationally recognized certificates.
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
Specific requirements for Non-EU applicants:
Notarized letter of guarantee from parents/sponsors and the Certificate/Letter from a bank about their financial abilities.
The Master’s Degree programme has been developed in conjunction with Latvia’s Rīga Stradiņš University. Its implementation is based on the experience of education in social work in the EU.
The goal of the programme – to develop masters with high personal and professional competence in social work that will be able to work in an intercultural level with children and youth, do research while analyzing children and youth social problems; will be able to organize social work and provision of services, finding the most effective solutions to these problems, moreover – will be able to continually reflect on, evaluate their professional activities and provide these opportunities for performance improvement.
The study process will be organized so as to allow students to work while studying towards their Degree with studies in a flexible learning environment (including distance learning). During the study period, 2 weeks of intensive full-time learning are planned per semester: in Lithuania (1st and 3rd semesters) and Latvia (2nd semester). Between sessions, studies are planned online in the distance learning environment.
The programme graduates will have career opportunities in all kind of socio-educational service institutions that provide different social services for children and youth. Graduates will be able to design, implement and develop modern social work strategies in the international labor market not only in Lithuania but also abroad. Programme graduates, as qualified social work with children and youth specialists, will be able to realize their career tasks:
o in children and youth day centres especially working with children and youth from social risk families;
o in juvenile justice institutions as providers of social services for delinquent children and youth;
o in implementing youth policy in municipalities;
o in improving quality of social work with migrants;
o in developing career guidance services for children and youth;
o in developing universal multifunctional centres.
During the Programme acquired knowledge and skills would allow graduates to address above mentioned needs of children and youth and to plan, organize, manage and evaluate social work process in different multicultural environments.