DESCRIPTION OF DEGREE PROGRAMME (Admission year: 2017-2018)


1.

Title of the degree programme

National Code

Social Work and Legal Fundamentals Bachelor`s Degree Programme

612L54001


2.

Official name of the awarding institution(s)

Language of instruction

Mykolas Romeris University

English, Lithuanian


3.

Kind of study

Cycle of studies

Level of qualification

University studies

I cycle

VI level


4.

Mode of study and length of programme in years

Length of the degree programme in ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

Full-time study 4 years

222

5994

2208

3786


5.

Study area

Field (branch) of the programme

Social sciences

Social Work


6.

Degree and/or qualification awarded

Bachelor of social work, social worker


7.

Programme Director

Contact information

Doc. dr. Alina Petrauskienė

alina@mruni.eu


8.

Accreditation organization

Period of reference

Centre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education

2022.08.31


9.

Purpose of the programme

The final goal of the Programme is to train social workers of high personal and professional competence, holders of Bachelor’s degree, who are able to professionally act in spheres of national social life, who are able to provide high quality social services, strengthen abilities of individuals, groups and communities to adapt to environment through restoration and strengthening of social links, integration into society and sustaining social participation.


10.

Profile of the programme

Study content: discipline(s)/subject area(s)

Orientation of the programme

Distinctive features

The Programme is composed of general education subjects, basic study subjects and special (professional) education subjects. General education subjects consist of subjects that develop students’ worldview, systemic thinking, skills of information search and processing. kstudy field of social work and aims at development of general and professional competences. The study subjects of special (professional) education are based on the study subjects of basics and aim to further deepen knowledge and skills of basic and general university education.

In the blocs of general education, basic study and specialized (professional) subjects of the Programme there are scheduled alternative. Students are proposed to select one of 2 study programme alternatives: either “Generalist Social Work Practice”, “Social Work in the Correctional System”. During the whole period of studies there is consistent formation of mutual-cultural, professional, special and general competences projected in the objectives of the Programme.

The Programme from other programmes of similar mode are as follows: o the programme is unique in realizing the principles of voluntarism and sociality and relating the knowledge in social work and law; it also suggests an alternative field of Social work in correctional institutions and preparing social workers for correctional institutions; o the programme combines the scientific and practical aspects of the social work study, the content of the programme is being continually improved with regard to social partners’ requests and therefore it reflects the most urgent issues in the field of social work; o the programme encourages students’ independent learning and possibility to improve themselves as future professional through participation in international academic exchanges and international scientific-practice projects. - allows to choose the direction of related studies. More info http://www.mruni.eu/lt/studijos/studiju_programos/gretutines_studijos/

Qualification requirements and regulations

According to the Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework level VI qualifications are acquired by way of undergraduate (I cycle) studies at universities. The qualification is related to complex activities which are characterized by a variety of tasks and contents. In solving problems in different areas of professional activities, a variety of means and methods is applied. The performance implies application of broad theoretical knowledge built on the results of recent fundamental and applied research or knowledge needed for implementation of innovations. The activities are performed independently, with a free choice of methods of performance and with managing task groups for the implementation of the task. That is the reason why qualification of this level includes the ability to plan activities with consideration of the tasks set, to analyse and record the results of one’s own activity outcomes, as well as to submit reports to the coordinating persons; to correct one’s activities with regard to the analysis of the activity results and recommendations of experts and to implement varied project activities. The environment of the activities requires adapting to continuous and unpredictable change, which is caused by the progress of knowledge and technology in a specific area of professional field. The qualification allows to improve and develop knowledge in the professional area and, following the self-assessment, to learn individually (to develop cognitive competences), as caused by the constant change of professional activities.

Description of the Lithuanian Qualifications Framework
Description of General Requirements for the Degree-Awarding First Cycle and Integrated Study Programs
Procedure for Assessment of Mykolas Romeris University Learning Outcomes


11.

Admission requirements

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning

Specific requirements for graduation

Enrolment into undergraduate studies is carried out on the basis of competition, with high education attainment, academic achievements and results of entrance exams (in those cases that those exams are organised) and other criterions formulated by MRU taken into consideration. Higher education organisations (together with the Ministry of Education and Science) identify principles of composition of a score for competition according to directions of studies and also identify the main subject. Information on regulations and the composition of a competitive score is available: here

Foreign language knowledge and skills having acquired in non-formal and informal ways are recognized after successful completion of the special assessment procedure at Mykolas Romeris University. Details:http://www.mruni.eu/en/university/organizational_structure/akademini u_reikalu_centras/lifelong-learning/nefor_ir_savaim/ )

According to the requirements student must complete the study program cources, to write and defend a bachallor's thesis paper.


12.

Access to further studies

Access to the second cycle studies


13.

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

The academic qualifications allow for social worker’s job in municipalities, child protection services, centres for social help like day care centre, night shelters, crisis centres, penitentiaries, most public and confessional organizations that take care of different disturbance groups.


14.

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

Student-focused methods that enable establishment of learning environment, method of on-line assistance to students, project work, collaboration, methods of supervision, case studies methods.

The system of summative (cumulative) assessment is applied in the Programme. The system of interim evaluations is also applied and it includes projects, course work essays, reports, written assignments, and analyses of social situations. Ongoing and thematic control of knowledge is conducted during seminars, its results are evaluated by interim (cumulative) marks that are later included into the final evaluation. Methodologies of achievement self-assessment are oriented into evaluation of competences: students prepare and present portfolios of subjects-related and personal competences.

Knowledge forming methods (involving lecture, problem teaching, seminar, analysis of scientific literature, visualization, the use of IKT, study diary, mind maps and other.) are created for students to self – select abilities and apply their knowledge to solve the addressed problems).

The system of summative (cumulative) assessment is applied in the Programme. The system of interim evaluations is also applied and it includes projects, course work essays, reports, written assignments, and analyses of social situations. Ongoing and thematic control of knowledge is conducted during seminars, its results are evaluated by interim (cumulative) marks that are later included into the final evaluation. Methodologies of achievement self-assessment are oriented into evaluation of competences: students prepare and present portfolios of subjects-related and personal competences.

Communication and cooperation methods (discussions, debates, analytical conversation, group work and other.) are used to develop students‘ ability to cooperate, communicate, work in team and guide)

The system of summative (cumulative) assessment is applied in the Programme. The system of interim evaluations is also applied and it includes projects, course work essays, reports, written assignments, and analyses of social situations. Ongoing and thematic control of knowledge is conducted during seminars, its results are evaluated by interim (cumulative) marks that are later included into the final evaluation. Methodologies of achievement self-assessment are oriented into evaluation of competences: students prepare and present portfolios of subjects-related and personal competences.

Procedure for Assessment of Learning Outcomes
Description of the System of the Assessment of Learning Outcomes


15.

Generic competences

Programme learning outcomes

1.

Learning and professional career planning abilities.

1.1

Students will be able to improve and constantly evaluate own professional knowledge and skills;

1.2

Students will be able to plan professional career and apply innovations to professional practice.

2.

Efficient communication and collaboration

2.1

Students will be able in intercultural level insure effective communication, to exchange ideas in seeking consensus; solution,

2.2

Students will be able to apply correct languague in real and virtual profesional areas.

3.

Scientific research

3.1

Students will be able to search for and process information for solving various social problems.

3.2

Students will be able independently to plan and conduct small scale research scale research

Subject specific competences

Programme learning outcomes

4.

Identification, planning and evaluation of effectiveness of social assistance for individuals, families and community

4.1

Students will be able to seek for social and economic justice, to accept responsible and not harmful for client solutions;

4.2

Students will be able to apply problems solving models, independently and properly implement related normative acts;

4.3

Students will be able to select alternative ways in planning, developing and evaluating psychosocial support.

5.

Empowerment of individuals and groups to solve their problems independently.

5.1

Students will be able to develop clients’ and clients’ groups social skills needed for prevention of social problems.

5.2

Students will be able to strengthen persons ability to solve problems in case to help clients to find resources and services independently

6.

Social project development and organization competences.

6.1

Students will be analyze and forecast social problems, able to create and realize prevention programs and project for social problems;

6.2

Students will be able to organize and create the team of specialists for social support in various systems.

7.

Social comunication and counseling

7.1

Students will be able to start and maintain professional relations based on mutual trust and respect with individuals, groups, communities, staff at organizations (other professionals),

7.2

Students will be able to communicate and cooperate with social partners, initiate and develop activities of voluntaries, involve other professionals in team work.


16. COURSE STRUCTURE DIAGRAM WITH CREDITS

Code

Course units

ECTS credits

Student's workload

Contact work hours

Independent work hours

1st YEAR

60

1620

762

858

1 SEMESTER

30

810

366

444

Compulsory course

30

810

366

444

SL517B055334

Basics of Sociocultural Work

3

81

50

31

SL517B055332

Ethics of Social Activity

3

81

50

31

SL517B055351

Introduction to social work

3

81

50

31

SL517B055349

Introduction to Studies

6

162

50

112

SL517B055346

Psychology

6

162

50

112

SL517B055337

Social Education

3

81

50

31

SL517B055333

Social Work Theory and Practice (General Part)

6

162

66

96

2 SEMESTER

30

810

396

414

Compulsory course

27

729

346

383

SL517B055348

Foreign Language for Specific Purposes (English / French / German)

6

162

130

32

SL517B055360

Fundamentals of Law

6

162

50

112

SL517B055327

Integration of People with Disabilities into Society

4

108

50

58

SL517B0553114

Philosophy

6

162

50

112

SL517B055331

Social Work Theory and Practice (Special Part)

5

135

66

69

Optional course

3

81

50

31

SL517B055362

International Protection of Human Rights

3

81

50

31

SL517B055342

Penitentiary Law

3

81

50

31

2nd YEAR

60

1620

633

987

3 SEMESTER

30

810

368

442

Compulsory course

30

810

368

442

SL517B0553110

Educology

3

81

50

31

SL517B0553138

Language for Specific Purposes

3

81

38

43

SL517B055330

Methodology of Social Work (General Part)

6

162

82

80

SL517B0553108

Protection of Child's Rights

5

135

66

69

SL517B0553101

Social Counseling

6

162

66

96

SL517B0553112

Voluntary Social Work and Introductory Practice

7

189

66

123

4 SEMESTER

30

810

265

545

Compulsory course

24

648

238

410

SL517B055328

Fundamentals of Social Work with Youth

3

81

38

43

SL517B055376

Life Skills Education

3

81

50

31

SL517B055336

Methodology of Social Work (Special Part)

8

216

50

166

SL517B055340

Social Policy

5

135

50

85

SL517B055345

Socialization of Children and Youth

5

135

50

85

Optional course

6

162

27

135

SL517B101502

SD Practice in Convicted social Custody Institutions

6

162

27

135

SL517B055352

Social Work Practice with Individual

6

162

27

135

3rd YEAR

60

1620

494

1126

5 SEMESTER

30

810

292

518

Compulsory course

24

648

264

384

SL517B055347

Basics of Social Research

3

81

50

31

SL517B055364

Family Law

3

81

38

43

SL517B055343

Fundamentals of Andragogy

6

162

38

124

SL517B055329

Social Assistance Team Formation and Management

5

135

62

73

SL517B055335

Social Work with Family

4

108

38

70

SL517B055344

The Basics in Social Psychology

3

81

38

43

Optional course

6

162

28

134

SL517B0553127

Social Work Practice in re-socialization Centers

6

162

28

134

SL517B055353

Social Work Practice with Groups

6

162

28

134

6 SEMESTER

30

810

202

608

Compulsory course

24

648

176

472

SL517B055338

Social Activities of the Community

6

162

50

112

SL517B0553104

Social Gerontology

6

162

38

124

SL517B055350

Social Work in Health Care Institutions

6

162

38

124

SL517B055341

Social Work with Risk Groups

6

162

50

112

Optional course

6

162

26

136

SL517B055354

Social Work Practice in Community

6

162

26

136

SL517B0553140

Social Work Practice in social Rehabilitation and probation Services

6

162

26

136

4th YEAR

60

1620

404

1216

7 SEMESTER

30

810

298

512

Compulsory course

30

810

298

512

SL517B0553107

Art Therapy (in Social Work)

3

81

50

31

SL517B055339

Bachelor Thesis

3

81

0

81

SL517B0553132

Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution

6

162

50

112

SL517B055366

Labour Law

6

162

66

96

SL517B0553137

Quantitative and Qualitative Research

6

162

66

96

SL517B055378

Social Projects and Programs

6

162

66

96

8 SEMESTER

30

810

106

704

Compulsory course

24

648

74

574

SL517B0553116

Application of Research Processing Programmes

6

162

42

120

SL517B055368

Bachelor Thesis

12

324

0

324

SL517B0553125

Migration and Social Work

6

162

32

130

Optional course

6

162

32

130

Elective Study Subject

6

162

32

130