Social Work (MSc, 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters)
|Qualification Awarded||Master of Science in Social Work|
|Level of Qualification||Master Degree (2nd Cycle)|
|Language of Instruction||Greek|
|Mode of Study||Full-time and Part-time|
|Minimum ECTS Credits||90|
Profile of the Programme
The aim of the Programme is to acquire specialization in the modern approaches of Social Work at a theoretical and practical level. In particular, the knowledge they will acquire will enable them to more effectively practice the profession in public, non-governmental – voluntary and/or private social welfare organizations.
The main objective of the Programme is to develop a horizontal learning culture on social work issues both in Cyprus and in the European area. Students will be able to learn about modern social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, current social policy, administration of social services as they operate at national and European level. At the same time, to explore the roles and principles of Social Work in a multidisciplinary context in the field of Health and Welfare.
This approach highlights the nature of Social Work, analyzes the way in which the different sectors and services are interrelated and interacting, and identifies issues that require particular attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in addressing current social problems and challenges for the discipline of social work.
The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of social workers and professionals working in the social welfare arena. The second specific goal is to understand social challenges posed by the rapid political, economic and social changes at European and global level.
Students will have the opportunity to study in depth challenges presented, to understand different models of prevention and coping with social crises and addressing new needs of service users, both at general and specific level. The Programme is structured in such a way as to gain an in-depth understanding in areas of particular interest.
Through their attendance and successful completion of their studies, they offer increased opportunities for employment in governmental, non-governmental – voluntary and private organizations operating at a local, regional, national and European level, both at the general level of Social Welfare and in more specialized posts.
Access to Further Studies
Graduates of the postgraduate programme will also be able to undertake PhD studies in Social Work, Social Policy, Public Administration, or any other related area if they so wish. The design of the specific programme takes these perspectives into account, through the possibility of writing a dissertation.
By choosing the dissertation thesis, students will have the opportunity to work on a substantial part of a future research work and are expected to be placed in an advantageous position in their potential application to a PhD programme as opposed to graduates without a dissertation thesis experience.
University of Nicosia social work students also have the opportunity to expand their professional and academic network through the European Association of Social Work (EASSW) where the programme is part of the Executive committee of this organisation. Students can find out about new jobs all over Europe, conferences and training activities through the wide network of EASSW.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Με την ολοκλήρωση του προγράμματος οι φοιτητές αναμένεται να είναι ικανοί να:
- Κατανοήσουν σε βάθος τις έννοιες, τις θεωρίες και τις διαδικασίες της κοινωνικής εργασίας οι οποίες στηρίζουν το σχεδιασμό και την εφαρμογή παρεμβάσεων σε διάφορες κοινωνικές ομάδες.