NAME AND GOALS OF THE PROGRAMME

Name of the Programme: Graduate academic studies of Social Work

The Programme has been harmonised with similar academic programmes across Europe and the world, with the main goals as follows:

1. Developing professional competences of social workers in realisation of their professional roles, purposes, and methodology;

2. Equipping students with the necessary tools for a creative and innovative approach in selection and application of methods of work  in order for their professional goals to be accomplish, with regard to the challenges identified;

3. Providing training in research activities, with a view to improving theory and practice of social work;

4. Building foundation for further pursuit of academic knowledge and skills.

MODEL OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

The Study Programmes offers a 4+1+3 design of the three cycles of academic studies.

SCIENTIFIC FIELD OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

The second-cycle academic studies of Social Work are positioned within the domain of Social Science and in the scientific field of Social Work. The narrow scientific fields covered by these studies are as follows: Social Policy, Theory and Methodology of Social Work and the field of Social Work.

TYPE OF STUDIES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

Type of studies: Graduate academic studies

Learning outcomes:

Acquisition of elaborated specific methodological approaches, which are relevant for competent performance of social work practice; Ability to make a selection of methods to accomplish the goals of social work; Ability to perform professional counselling and therapeutic procedures; Knowledge necesary for conducting operative research in social work.

Specific learning outcomes are defined within the scope of each mandatory and elective teaching subject.

ACADEMIC TITLE

According to the Decision on Usage and Acquisition of Academic Titles of the Government of the Republic of Srpska (Official Gazette of the Republic of Srpska, issue 111/09), of 16 December 2009,  the following titles are obtained upon finishing the second-cycle academic studies at the Study Programme of Political Science:

MA in Social Work– upon completion of second-cycle academic studies.

SECOND CYCLE STUDIES CURRICULUM

Course Route: Contemporary Social Work with Children and Family

Semester

 

  Предмет   

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

  classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

1

1.

Methodology of Scientific Research in Social Work and Social Policy

M

2

3

0

5

         2.

Contemporary Theories and Therapy Models in Social Work

M

3

1

0

5

         3.

Children and Family Relations

M

3

2

0

6

         4.

Client's Perspective in Social Work

M

3

1

0

5

         5.

Заснивање услуга у заједници за дјецу и породицу

M

3

1

0

5

        6.

Anti-Discriminatory and Anti-Committing Policies and Practices with Regard to Social Work in Community

E

2

1

0

4

Social Work with Mentally Disabled Children

 

16

9

0

 30

Semester

 

  Subject  

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

  classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

2

1.

Burnout of Social Work Professionals

M

3

2

 

6

2.

Master's Thesis

M

     

24

       

30

Course Route: Social Policy

Semester

 

  Subject   

Status 

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

1

1.

Methodology of Scientific Research in Social Work and Social Policy

M

2

2

0

4

2.

Social Policy and  Contemporary Social Changes

M

3

2

0

7

3.

Strategic and Project Planning in Social Policy

M

3

2

0

7

4.

Contemporary Demographic Processes and Social Policy

M

2

2

0

4

5.

Social Policy in the European Union

E

2

1

0

4

Crisis Management in Social Policy

6.

Unemployment and Employment Policy

E

2

1

0

4

Ageing and Retirement Policy

 

14

10

0

30

Semester

 

  Subject   

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

  classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

2

1.

Local Community and Social Policy

M

3

2

0

6

2.

Master's Thesis

       

24

       

30

3. Mediation in Social Work  

Semester

 

  Subject 

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

1

1.

Methodology of Scientific Research in Social Work and Social Policy

M

2

3

0

6

2.

Theoretical Foundations of Conflict and Mediation

M

3

2

0

6

3.

Legal and Institutional Framework of Mediation

M

2

1

0

4

4

Children at Risk and in Conflict with Law

M

3

1

0

5

5.

Family Mediation

M

3

1

0

5

66.

Prevention of Conflict and Peer Violence at School

E

2

1

0

4

Stress, Trauma, and Crisis

E

2

1

0

4

 

15

10

0

30

Semester

 

  Subject  

Status 

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activites

ECTS

2

1.

Non-Violent Communication in Group

M

2

3

0

6

2.

Making of Master's Thesis

       

24

     

0

30

4. Management in Social Sector

Semester

 

  Subject 

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

1

1.

Methodology of Scientific Research in Social Work and Social Policy

M

2

2

0

4

2.

Management in Social Sector Organisations

M

3

2

0

7

3.

Strategic and Project Planning in Social Sector

M

3

2

0

7

4.

Organisation of Administration and Social Services

M

2

2

0

4

5.

Human Resources  Management in Social Sector Organisations

E

2

1

0

4

Social Sector and Public Relations

6.

Financial Management in Social Sector Organisations

E

2

1

0

4

Implementation of Managerial Roles and Tasks in Social Sector Practice

 

14

10

0

30

Semester

 

  Subject  

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

2.

1

Crisis Management in Social Policy 

M

2

2

0

6

2

Making of Master's Thesis

       

24

     

0

30

5. Study Programme of Social Work (Old Curriculum)

Semester

 

  Subject   

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

1

1.

Social Work with Juvenile Delinquents

M

2

2

0

5

2.

Social Work with Addicts

M

3

2

0

6

3.

Therapeutic Models of Social Work

M

3

2

0

6

4.

Mediation in Social Work

M

2

2

0

5

5.

Management in Social Work

M

2

1

0

4

6.

Theory of Stress, Trauma, and Crisis

E

2

1

0

4

Addictive Diseases Treatment Models

Discourse Analysis in Social Work

 

14

10

0

30

Semester

 

  Subject  

Status  

Lecture

classes

  Exercise

classes

Additional

activities

ECTS

2.

1

Demographics with Social Statistics

M

3

2

0

6

2

Master's Thesis

M

     

24

 

3

2

0

30

METHODOLOGY AND DURATION OF STUDIES 

The studies are realised as a full-time activity, organised at the seat of the Faculty.

The teaching proces is organised following a two-semester design, featuring lectures, presentations, panel discussions, workshops, office hours, seminar papers, individual research projects, study visits and alike.