BA in Social Work

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Social professionals are employed in a variety of multi-professional settings; and support individuals, families and communities that experience difficulties in their lives.

Head of program: Ms. Viktória BORDA

Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Duration of Training
3,5 years (7 semesters)

Fall, Spring

Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Tuition fee: EUR 2200/semester (for non-EU students);
EUR 1700/semester (for EU students)
Application fee: EUR 140
Registration fee: -
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
  • More information

Our study programs provide students with critical-reflective thinking skills necessary to understand the socio-cultural context of their work.  
Bachelor of Social Work graduates are aware of the complexity and dynamics of social systems and human behavior. They are committed to values and ethics of Social Work and act according to the principles of social justice. Social workers promote the development of democratic social relations and social integration.
Major modules of the program:
Theory and Practice of Social Work, Social Policy, Sociology, Economics, Social Law and Administration, Psychology, Public Health, and Education. Students are required to spend the 7th semester on placement, depending on their personal interests and institutional possibilities.

Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type

    For a successful application please follow the steps below:

    1. To apply, click on the Apply Now button, and start your application.
    2. Register on our application site, fill the application form, upload the necessary documents and submit your application!
    3. After you have submitted your application, you are going to receive information on the further steps.
    4. If we received your application fee, we are going to start the evaluation of your application.

    Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype), topics:

    • Introduction
    • Prior experiences (e.g. volunteering, special learning and work experiences)
    • What major challenges did you handle?
    • Why are you interested in this programme? What do you know about social work?
    • Expectations
    • Future plans

    Philip R. J. Harington & Liz Beddoe (2014): Civic practice: A new professional paradigm for social work. Journal of Social Work, Vol. 14, (2), 147–164.

    Ambrosino, Rosalie, Heffernan, J., Shuttlesworth, G. & Ambrosino, Robert (2005): Social work and social welfare. An introduction. Belmont, CA: Brooks/Cole­­­–Thomson Learning.

    The applicant has to submit the following documents by uploading them to the online application portal of the University of Pécs:

    • Certified and translated (if originals are not in English) copy of school transcripts showing satisfactory completion of senior high school.
    • Europass CV in English
    • Motivation letter (introduction plus field of interest, etc.) in 3000 to 3500 characters.
    • Copy of valid passport or national ID
    • Medical certificate, (please fill the document and attach the serologic test results)
      • vaccination card (showing that you are immunized against HEP B)
      • HEP A/B/C test*
      • HIV test*
      • Chest X-ray: Please attach the chest’s X-ray result (not the film!) in English/Hungarian! (not older than 3 months)
    • Transfer receipt of the EUR 140 application fee
    • Acceptable online language exams:
      • Duolingo online exam from score 110
      • IELTS Indicator from score 5.5
    • Official copy of the following language exam certificates:  
    • Entrance Exam (personally or via Skype)

    *Please note: tests have to be taken within a year!


    1st semester
    Foundations of Social Work
    Welfare and Social Economy
    Introduction to Societal and Social Policy
    Reflective Communication Skills Training
    2nd semester
    Introduction to Empiric Reasearch
    Social Context of Human Development
    Special Policy Issues of Life-span Development
    Contemporary Drug Policy
    3rd semester
    Professional Skills Training
    Strength-based Social Work with Individuals
    Societal Processes and Social Problem
    Support Systems
    The Psychology of Life-Span Development
    4th semester
    Family consultation
    Lifestyles in the Contemporary Hungarian Society
    The Application of Law in Social Work
    Operation of Human Services
    Public Health and Epidemiology
    5th semester
    Social Work with Groups
    Frameworks of professional work
    Addiction Studies - Drugs and Society
    Foundations of Child Protection
    Social Justice and Professional Ethics
    6th semester
    Social Work with Communities
    Specific Fields and Methods of Social Work
    Social Work with Persons with Substance Use Disorder
    Introduction to Counselling
    7th semester
    Intensive Field Practice

    For more information, please contact:
    international coordinator
    Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
    English website of the Faculty