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.
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.