Master of Social Work

General

Programme Description

Competencies Acquired

Graduates will be able to:

  • develop social work research and produce social work knowledge;
  • analyse the mission and objectives of contemporary social work in the local and global context promoting human rights and social justice;
  • reflect the integrity of theory, practice, and ethics in social work process;
  • analyse the interrelations between social policy, social structures, and resources and design social projects;
  • critically analyse interactions between social worker and client and perform interventions in complex situations;
  • apply social work intervention methods emphasizing the participation of clients in the change process;
  • understand the principles, methods, and restrictions of social worker activity in organisation and community;
  • reflect the learning and professional experience, professional relations in organizations and continue learning independently, developing social work profession.

Career Opportunities

Master degree in Social Work provides possibilities:

  • to continue studies in doctoral programs (Ph.D.) in sociology, social work, science of education and in other social sciences programs;
  • to work as managers and as superior social workers in social security, education, healthcare, law institutions: social support departments in municipalities, social services centers, residential care institutions, day-care and community centers, nongovernmental organizations, hospitals, prisons, schools, universities, colleges, social research organizations.

Programme graduates are able to plan, organise and manage social services; design and implement national and international social work programs and projects; carry out social research; implement preventive programs; teach in social work programs; develop social workers' competences; plan, implement and evaluate intervention process working with individuals, groups, families, and communities.

Last updated December 2019

About the School

Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where ... Read More

Ranked in QS World University Rankings 2018 as a leader in the country by its internationality, VMU is the only public higher education institution in Lithuania and one of the few in the region where a wide liberal arts education is imparted. This means that students can change and organize their schedule freely, minor in one field and major in another, travel abroad on international exchange and get ready for those trips by taking some of the available 30 foreign language courses. As a reflection of global academic trends, more and more lectures (separate courses and even whole study programs) are taught in English, many of them by professors from abroad. VMU offers 21 Master degree along with 12 Bachelor degree programs, which are entirely taught in English. Every semester university gathers the colorful international community, which unites representatives from nearly 50 countries around the world. Read Less