The Directorate is an administrative institution in the field of education and its main objective is to improve quality and support progress in education in accordance with law and government policies, best evidence and international standards.
Knowledge, Ability and Skills
At the conclusion of the master's degree, the student shall have obtained the following referents, in addition to those obtained at the previous level:
1. Knowledge and Understanding
1.1 The student has broadened and deepened his/her knowledge of social work and has a systematic understanding of the most recent knowledge in the field, including the research methods applied in it.
1.2 The student has gained a deeper knowledge of the practical uses of social work.
1.3 The student is familiar with the theoretical basis, concepts and academic development about the professional relationship and ethics of social work, family theory and therapy, crisis theories and treatments, the diagnosis of psychiatric problems, and therapy with children, adolescents, couples and groups.
1.4 The student can utilize his/her knowledge and understanding in professional work in his/her field.
1.5 The student has acquired the skills to debate his/her research and its relations with the basis of knowledge and theories in the field.
1.6 The student has acquired the skills to present a written survey of research related to his/her field of study.
2. Practical Skills and Ability
2.1 The student can work according to the ethical code of conduct of social work.
2.2 The student can employ all the main treatment methods of social work.
2.3 The student can work in socio-psychological consultation and the treatment of individuals, families, and groups.
2.4 The student can take care of policymaking in fields within social and health services.
2.5 The student can manage service institutions.
2.6 The student can write a research proposal or grant application.
2.7 The student can conduct research related to social work in the field.
2.8 The student can describe and explain the basis and limitations of the main methods used in social work.
2.9 The student has mastered the use of qualitative and quantitative methods used in social work research.
2.10 The student can work in a team with others and contribute to the organization and implementation of social work research.
2.11 The student has the ability to publish in writing an overview of research related to his/her field of research.
2.12 The student can write scientific abstracts, articles, and reports.
3. Theoretical Ability
3.1 The student can independently evaluate when different methods are appropriate, as well as which approach to the analysis and research into the problems of individuals, families, groups and societies should be used.
3.2 The student can apply theories of human behavior and relationships in his/her work.
3.3 The student can independently and professionally define a research subject, put forth research questions and hypotheses.
3.2 The student can put forth new hypotheses relating to his/her research subject.
3.3 The student can define and describe what good organization entails.
3.4 The student has acquired an additional and deeper understanding of his/her area of concentration than what the first level entailed.
4. Communication Skills and Information Literacy
4.1 The student is adept in human interactions.
4.2 The student can organize his/her work and working hours and work according to plans, work professionally with superiors and colleagues, organize his/her career, and realize opportunities for employment and research
4.3 The student can utilize numerical and statistical abilities to analyze research data, and describe and explain the statistical methods used in social work.
4.4 The student can take the initiative in research and development projects within his/her area of concentration, conduct independent research, and be responsible for the work of individuals and groups.
5. General Learning Skills
5.1 The student has developed the necessary learning skills and independent work methods to be able to continue his/her academic studies, maintain his/her knowledge and add to it. S/he is academically prepared to commence doctoral studies.