About program

The aim of the study programme is to provide higher collegial education in the field of social work, corresponding to European standards, by preparing a specialist capable of taking care of the spiritual health and social well-being of individuals (especially surviving existential difficulties), based on Christian values.

State code: 6531JX002
Field of studies: Social work
Area of studies: Social Sciences
Mode of Studies: full-time studies
Lenght of Programme: 3 academic years (180 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Professional bachelor of Social Sciences

Access to professional activity or further study

The acquired vocational bachelor’s degree in social sciences gives the right to work in health, care and education institutions, parish centers, religious organizations, non-government organizations.

Access to further study: Studies can be continued in university bachelor’s programs: Social Work, Psychology, Religious Pedagogy and Master’s Degree Programs: Social Work, Psychology, Family Studies. The graduates of first level college studies will be able to continue their studies on the basis of the second level of social sciences study programs.

Studies and practice

Study subjects (modules), practical training

Study modules: Introduction to professional studies; Social responsibility; Information management and scientific research; Professional activities and ethics; Management of social relations; Recognition of a person; Organization of pastoral care; Voluntary social work; Practice in pastoral care I; Practice in pastoral care II; Practice in pastoral care III; Final thesis in pastoral care.

Module elements (study subjects): Foreign language; Introduction to studies; Management of information and social projects; Social-pastoral integration; Basics of social work; Developmental psychology; Methods of social work; Social psychology; Practical knowledge of the Bible; Christian social security; Social welfare programs; Pastoral consultancy;The nature and development of love; Preparation of final thesis.

Elective module elements (study subjects): Social work with elderly people; Social work with children and youth; Social work with disabled people; Social work with people in risk groups; Christian palliative aid; Charitable voluntary activities.

Professional practice: Practice in pastoral care I; Practice in pastoral care II; Practice in pastoral care III.

Exchange studies: Possibility to take part in Erasmus+ exchange programme for studies and internships and get monthly scholarships of 300 – 700 Eur.

St. Ignatius of Loyola University of Applied Sciences conditions for admission

Minimal education of the applicant: Secondary

Additional points:

  • 1st – 3rd prize at international and national Olympiad competitions*
  • Professional experience. Diploma with honors of the same education field in vocational training programme or one year‘s work experience according to the qualification acquired (1 point)*
  • Certificate of completion of basic military training or permanent compulsory initial military service (0,5 point)*
  • Assessment of middle school final paper work (9 or more scores) (0,25 point)*
  • Certificate of completion of volunteering in long-term national or international youth programmes (3 months or more) (0,25 point)*

*The student adds additional data by himself by completing the application in the LAMA BPO system.