Qualification: Master of social work in the field of social inclusion and justice in the area of handicap, ethnicity and gender (no legal status)

Master of social work in the field of social inclusion and justice in the area of handicap, ethnicity and gender (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The student is qualified to:

(general competences)

  • understand the basic theoretical concepts in the areas of handicap, human rights, multiculturalism, gender and their combined effects,
  • perform critical research in social work,
  • apply knowledge in practice and reflect critically,
  • reflect critically on relevant legislation and public policy,
  • understand the concepts of power, exclusion and inclusion,
  • understand and apply the concepts of anti-discrimination and intercultural social work,
  • understand tolerance and intolerance, prejudices, constructions of the other, alienation, social distance, reproduction of unequal opportunities and violence,
  • know and be familiar with methods of social inclusion and pluralisation of programmes and services in social protection,

(subject-specific competences)

  • understand the concept of handicap and its social construction from the cultural and historical perspective,
  • examine social inequalities and their impact on people’s everyday lives,
  • analyse the existing network of social services and understand the processes of de-institutionalisation,
  • understand the medical and social models,
  • understand the economic, social, political and symbolic status of persons with handicaps in Slovenia and around the world,
  • know and apply models and methods of social work with persons with handicaps to promote social inclusion and justice,
  • understand the effect of media representations on the construction of handicap as a social category (stigmatisation),
  • understand the concepts of ethnicity, forced migration, racism, cultural diversity, globalisation and global (in)justice,
  • understand the construction of boundaries and principle of boundaries and the processes of excluding ethnic minorities and immigrants,
  • know the economic, social, political and symbolic status of ethnic and immigrant communities in Slovenia and around the world,
  • understand and apply the principles of ethnically sensitive social work,
  • know the models of social work with ethnic minorities and immigrants, with emphasis on the method of social work in the community,
  • analyse the functioning of public, private and non-governmental social services in terms of accessibility for members of ethnic minorities and immigrants,
  • understand the effect of media representations in the area of ethnicity and migration,
  • understand the concept of gender and its social construction from the cultural and historical perspective,
  • understand the historical, economic, social, political and symbolic status of women and children in Slovenia and around the world,
  • analyse social services in terms of their responsiveness to gender differences,
  • understand the concepts of violence with emphasis on violence against women and children,
  • know and apply the models and methods of social work with women who have experienced violence in the home and in institutions, and with women in mental and other health-related hardship,
  • know and apply models and methods of social work with children that have experienced abuse, with emphasis on recuperation,
  • plan social services and programmes that accommodate the perspective of gender,
  • critically analyse social policy in terms of gender equality in practice,
  • understand the historical development of ideas in social work,
  • understand the development of the profession, institutions, methods and education in the field of social work,
  • know the key figures and fundamental works in the field of social work in the 19th and 20th centuries,
  • understand the differing development of social work around the world, with emphasis on the development of social work in Eastern Europe,
  • contextualise the development of ideas on social work in different environments.

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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Completed:

  • first-cycle study programme in the field of social work, sociology, social pedagogy, pedagogy, psychology or law involving acquisition of 240 credits or
  • first-cycle study programme in another professional field involving 240 credits; previously the candidate must have passed differential examinations (20 credits), including three subjects of 4 credits each, and practical work amounting to 8 credits; subjects are: introduction to social work, theory of social work, research seminar and practice; in accordance with Article 38 of the Higher Education Act, these obligations must be fulfilled prior to enrolment in the master’s programme or
  • three-year revised first-cycle study programme involving acquisition of 180 credits; the candidate must complete an extra year and thereby acquire the missing 60 credits or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in the fields set out in the first indent; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the first indent or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in another professional field; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the second indent or
  • 3-year professional higher education programme; the candidate may enrol under the conditions given in the third indent.

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Passing all the examinations of the programme (30 credits), completion of practical work (10 credits) and completion of master’s thesis with a successful defence (20 credits).

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, a candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10). 

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work

NQF Level: 
8
Access requirements: 

Completed:

  • first-cycle study programme in the field of social work, sociology, social pedagogy, pedagogy, psychology or law involving acquisition of 240 credits or
  • first-cycle study programme in another professional field involving 240 credits; previously the candidate must have passed differential examinations (20 credits), including three subjects of 4 credits each, and practical work amounting to 8 credits; subjects are: introduction to social work, theory of social work, research seminar and practice; in accordance with Article 38 of the Higher Education Act, these obligations must be fulfilled prior to enrolment in the master’s programme or
  • three-year revised first-cycle study programme involving acquisition of 180 credits; the candidate must complete an extra year and thereby acquire the missing 60 credits or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in the fields set out in the first indent; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the first indent or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in another professional field; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the second indent or
  • 3-year professional higher education programme; the candidate may enrol under the conditions given in the third indent.
Ways to acquire: 

Passing all the examinations of the programme (30 credits), completion of practical work (10 credits) and completion of master’s thesis with a successful defence (20 credits).