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Social Work (Distance) (Greek)
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Social Work (Distance) (Greek)

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
 882 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

The aim of the Programme is to acquire specialization in the modern approaches of Social Work at a theoretical and practical level. In particular, the knowledge they will acquire will enable them to more effectively practice the profession in public, non-governmental – voluntary and/or private social welfare organizations.

The main objective of the Programme is to develop a horizontal learning culture on social work issues both in Cyprus and in the European area. Students will be able to learn about modern social work theories and methods of assessment and intervention, current social policy, administration of social services as they operate at national and European level. At the same time, to explore the roles and principles of Social Work in a multidisciplinary context in the field of Health and Welfare.

This approach highlights the nature of Social Work, analyzes the way in which the different sectors and services are interrelated and interacting, and identifies issues that require particular attention in order to produce practical and applied knowledge in addressing current social problems and challenges for the discipline of social work.

Specific Objectives:

The first specific objective of the Programme is to improve the efficiency and productivity of social workers and professionals working in the social welfare arena. The second specific goal is to understand social challenges posed by the rapid political, economic and social changes at European and global level.

Students will have the opportunity to study in depth challenges presented, to understand different models of prevention and coping with social crises and addressing new needs of service users, both at general and specific level. The Programme is structured in such a way as to gain an in-depth understanding in areas of particular interest.

Entry Requirements

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Bachelor's Degree
Degree from State Technical Institute
English Level
TOEFL (internet based)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
TOEFL (paper based)

Information about admission:

  • A Bachelor Degree from a recognised university and transcripts
  • Personal Statement – The applicant is required to submit a comprehensive outline highlighting his or her individual competences and strengths and providing their reflections regarding expectations and the value of the programme to their personal advancement and career development.

Other English qualifications and information:

  • Students who do not possess any of the English qualifications or stipulated grades listed above and below and hold IELTS with 4.5 and above, are required to take UNIC’s NEPTON English Placement Test (with no charge) and will receive English Language support classes, if and as needed, from UNIC’s International Gateway Centre (IGC).
  • Computer-based TOEFL – 193 and above
  • Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) – Pass
  • Pearson PTE General – Level 3 and above
  • KPG (The Greek Foreign Language Examinations for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency) – Level B2 and above
  • Anglia – Level B2 and above
  • IEB Advances Programme English – Pass


Semester 1

Theory and Practice in Adult Services

Decision Making Procedures

Supervision in Social Work

Semester 2

Social Research Methods

Methods and Interventions with Families

Psychosocial Interventions in Community Structures

Semester 3

Methods and Interventions in Groups

Organization and Administration of Social Organizations

Mental Health Promotion at School, Family and Community


Through their attendance and successful completion of their studies, they offer increased opportunities for employment in governmental, non-governmental – voluntary and private organizations operating at a local, regional, national and European level, both at the general level of Social Welfare and in more specialized posts.


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