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Qualification: Master of social work in the field of social work with families (no legal status)

Master of social work in the field of social work with families (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The student is qualified to: 

  • know and understand concepts, theories and phenomena as well as the methods and procedures of social work,
  • analyse and synthesise knowledge of the family in modern society, since this enables a differentiated understanding of problems and is a cornerstone for co-creating viable solutions in social work with families,
  • apply research methods in social work, and apply procedures and processes in the area of social work with families,
  • think and act strategically,
  • apply knowledge, procedures and methods in practice,
  • apply critical and ethical self-reflection in thinking and actions,
  • recognise, understand and respond to diversity,
  • recognise and understand human hardships and crises tied to socially and personally determined circumstances,
  • co-create desired outcomes with consideration for the user’s perspective,
  • communicate,
  • be innovative,
  • work in a team, group and project,
  • network,
  • jointly manage and co-manage,
  • work in an international and plural professional environment,
  • be professional: ability of professional discipline, concern for own professional development, for the development, recognition and standing of the profession and communication of knowledge.

 

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Third-cycle doctoral study programmes (SQF level 10)

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University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Social Work 

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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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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.

 

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).