The aim of the study programme is to provide college higher European standards corresponding Social Work area education by developing a specialist, whose professional competence enables them to effectively address the Lithuanian rural communities (parish) social problems.
State code: 6531JX003
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 Professional Bachelor’s degree of Social Sciences will enable a graduate to work in social security system (micro and macro levels), health care system, education institutions, law institutions and non-governmental organizations.
Access to further study: Graduates of first cycle higher education programme will be able to study further in second cycle catering, social sciences study fields programmes. Studies can be continued in Master’s programs: Social Work, Rehabilitation, Education, Public Administration.
Studies and practice
Study subjects (modules), practical training
Study modules: Introduction to professional studies; Social responsibility; Holistics of profession; Professional instruments of social work; Practice of social work; Christian social work; Social work with individuals and families; Implementation of profession; Professional practice; Social work in a community; Voluntary social work; Sharing of professional practice.
Module elements (study subjects): Introduction to studies; Basics of social work; Values and ethics of social work; Methods of social work; Christian anthropology; Personal and social psychology; Social medicine; Basics of social politics; Social work with elderly people in a community; Social integration of disabled people; Rehabilitation of social risk groups; Organization of sociocultural work in a community; Preparation and management of social projects; Charitable voluntary activities; Programs of social welfare; Basics of law; Basics of economy; Information technologies; Christian spirituality.
Elective module elements (study subjects): Healthy living; Information management; Carrier planning; Activities of non-governmental organizations (NGO); Mental health of a community; NGO legal base; crisis psychology; Introduction to sociology; Social education; International programs and projects; Basics of public administration and etc.
Professional practice: introductory practice; individual/family social welfare practice; practice of communal lifestyle.
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
- 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)*