The master study programme Community mental health examines various aspects of mental health in community.
Students expand and build up their knowledge in the area of mental health with emphasis on life in the community.
Students acquire an analitical view on European processes of institutionalization and deinstitutionalization. They become acquainted with contemporary directions in the field of mental health with an emphasis on developing social services in the community.
Theories and concepts that shape the ideas and practices of community mental health are discussed. Research methodologies and training for multifarious work with people in mental distress are offered, based on the social model and emphasising experiential learning. The student must complete: compulsory subjects (Mental health in everyday life perspective, Innovation and the system of community mental health and Field work), four optional subjects from the list (Risk analysis, Personalized planning and Coordination of the services, Advocacy and others).
Diversity studies: social inclusion and justice in the areas of disability, ethnicity and gender (part time) The study programme is not available for enrollment in study year 2021/2022
Diversity studies: social inclusion and justice in the areas of disability, ethnicity and gender (part time)
The master study programme Diversity studies: social inclusion and justice in the areas of disability, ethnicity and gender focuses on critical social work research in the area of disability studies, ethnicity and migration and gender studies in social work.
The students are encouraged to understand various dimensions, types and forms of discrimination, inequality and exclusion in neoliberalism and compare them with models of inclusive welfare systems based on social justice. The students are supported to analyse the consequences of trauma and the processes of recovery. They learn about ethical dilemmas in social work in a global perspective and become familiar with global ethical standards in social work.
The medical-asylum based approach still prevail in the treatments of persons with disabilities, therefore social workers need to learn about evidence-based research which can replace this model with a social and psychosocial transdisciplinary approach. Ethnicity and gender equality are primarily overlooked when the person enters social welfare institutions, or is treated by different welfare organisations.
Therefore, the program addresses critical social work knowledge in order to change harmful social norms and make sure that the students understand theories and methods of social work in their historical and contextual dimensions.
Social work (full time)
Social work (full time)
• Long term care for elderly • Psychosocial support and help • Community care • Social justice and radical perspectives in social work • Social work in education
The main aims of the Social Work master study programme is to enable students to learn the ground values, theories, concepts, principles, mandates, methods, skills and procedures of social work in the fields of long-term care for elderly, psychosocial support and help for individuals and families, community care, social justice and radical perspectives, as well as education, and practically qualify for work in respective areas.
Graduates will gain competences to do research, organise, analyse, co-create solutions and develop innovative approaches to the processes of support and help to the people in distress in the special, social work manner, different from the approaches of other professionals who are working with people in distress.
The main aim of the Social Work master study programme is to upgrade the so far gained knowledge and skills with additional necessary competences for social work. Those include social work theories, methods, procedures and skills of professional conduct and research, and above all ethical sensibility and values by which social workers make significant contribution to building a society with less social inequalities and more social justice and inclusion along with successful co-creative collaboration among actors in different areas of social work.
Social work with families (part time) The study programme is not available for enrollment in study year 2021/2022
Social work with families (part time)
The master study programme Social work with families provides knowledge for efficient social work with families, based on co-creative processes of support and help. It offers experiences of working relationships in which individual working projects of help are jointly created, and of participation in the research of changes a family needs to achieve the desired outcomes.
The students are trained for social work with families in various fields (such as separation or foster care) and in various institutional contexts (such as centres of social work or non-governmental organisations). The student must complete: two compulsory courses, practicum-field work, two elective subjects from the list of elective subjects of the study programme Social Work with Families, two open elective subjects and the Master’s thesis.
Elective subjects of the study programme are: Working with family in the context of separation and divorce, Foster care and adoption, Social protection of the family and family law protection of its members, Dialogical practice in family social work, Solution focused family social work, Trauma and recovery.
Social work with older people (part time)
Social work with older people (part time)
The master study programme Social work with older people is based on modern concepts of social work and introduces to students current demographic trends and their impact on societal attitudes towards aging and old age.
The goals of the programme are: to introduce students to an in-depth and independent study of social work with older people, train them for work with older people in community and institutions and enable them to provide counselling services to all generations that are entering the aging process.
Students learn about contemporary theoretical concepts and practices within social work with older people and their application to concrete, practical work. They also learn to work with people with dementia and people who need long-term care at home or in institutions for older people. Post-graduates are trained to recognize, analyse, seek solutions and develop innovative approaches in solving older people’s problems in a manner specific to social work.