Social Sciences & Psychology
Social Work
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Social Work

Frederick University
Nicosia, Cyprus
986 Points
4 Years

Program Description

The aim of the program is to provide quality social work education for students and to prepare them for professional social work practice in order to empower and enhance the well being of vulnerable populations and communities at risk. The program is academic and all students are expected to complete 1200 hours of supervised field work in a wide range of social welfare agencies. It prepares its graduates for direct employment as licensed social workers and lays the foundation for graduate studies in the field of social work and social policy.

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
Required Documents
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (or equivalent)

Information about admission:

  • Candidates for a bachelor degree program should submit a school leaving certificate from a recognized six-form secondary school (high school) with an average grade of 75% (Greek Cypriot secondary schools) or a grade “C” or its equivalent (other secondary schools), or equivalent qualification. Candidates who submit a six-form secondary school leaving certificate but do not meet the above grade requirements may be admitted on a probationary status, if they show potential for educational advancement. The probationary status will be removed, subject to a satisfactory academic performance. Candidates admitted on probationary status may also be asked to enroll in foundation courses in order to improve their skills and/or to take reduced load.
  • A recent certificate of good conduct issued by the police of the candidate's country of origin or residence, if necessary translated in Greek or English. The good conduct certificate should be original and issued less than 6 months prior to the beginning of the semester for which the student is applying. The names and titles of the persons issuing and certifying the document should be clearly stated therein.


  • Personal interviews are not normally required as part of the admission process; however, Frederick University reserves the right to request an interview before making a final decision on accepting an applicant.

More information:

  • There may be an additional application fee by this University.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify with the social work profession and behave in a professional and ethical manner.
  • Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
  • Demonstrate awareness of the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that promote social and economic justice.
  • Critically apply the methodology, techniques and skills of social work in relation to the stages of engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation while working with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
  • Analyze human behaviour and development and the social environment, with particular emphasis on the person-in-environment transaction, life-span development and the interaction among biological, psychological, sociostructural, economic, political, cultural and spiritual factors in shaping human development and behaviour.
  • Develop skills for interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • Plan, organize, develop and evaluate social welfare, empowerment programs.
  • Analyze and formulate social policies.
  • Engage in opportunities that promote lifelong-learning and continuous professional growth.
  • Use supervision effectively as part of their social work practice and personal growth.
  • Use research to inform practice, to assess and understand problems on local and national level and develop readiness for collaboration with academic and research centers of other countries.


Year 1

Semester 1

Basic English

Introduction to Political Sciences

Introduction to Psychology

Introduction to Sociology

Social Psychology

Introduction to Social Work I

Semester 2

Intermediate English

Academic Writing

Human Rights and Institutions for the Protection of Citizens

Developmental Psychology

Social Welfare-social Services

Ethics in Social Work Practice

Year 2

Semester 3

Communication and Interviewing Skills

Social Work with Individuals and Families I

Social Work with Groups I

Principles of Family Law

Psychopathology I

Free Elective

Semester 4

Social Work with Individuals and Families II

Field Work I

Social Work With Groups II

Political Economy

Psychopathology II

Year 3

Semester 5

Social Work in Domestic Violence and Child Protection

Community Social Work and the Local Goverment

Field Work II

Introduction to Family Therapy Concepts

Semester 6

Field Work III

Administration of Human Resources and Supervision in Social Work


Free Elective

Year 4

Semester 7

Social Work Theories

Social Planning

Social Policy Models and European Social Policy

Research Methods

Social Work Elective

Semester 8

Diversity and Intervention Models in Social Work

Globalization and Social Consequences

Research and Evaluation Projects

Social Work Elective


The graduates of the Program have the knowledge and skills required for the practice of social work at a generalist level and can provide services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.

Upon graduation, social work graduates can register as licensed social workers. They can be employed in the public, private and voluntary sectors and work in all social work fields.


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