MA in Social Work

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

The study programme is designed to train Social Workers who are competent in Social Work practice and are prepared to introduce professional innovations while protecting human rights and representing the values of social justice.

Head of program: Ms. Viktória BORDA



Degree
Master of Arts in Social Work (Social Worker MA)
Duration of Training
2 years (4 semesters)

Language
English
Intake
Fall, Spring

Deadline of Application

Next Starting Date
Fees
Tuition fee: EUR 2,500/sem.
Application fee: EUR 140
  • Description of the program
  • Application procedure
  • Application requirements
  • Examples of subjects during the studies
  • More information

The study programme is designed to train Social Workers who are competent in Social Work practice and are prepared to introduce professional innovations while protecting human rights and representing the values of social justice. As professionals, they utilize their extensive knowledge and specific competencies on human behaviour and on social systems; thereby serving purposes of social integration, strengthening democratic relations, and promoting human development. They are able to elaborate on social issues and conduct research to work out professional alternatives; to design, manage and evaluate social services; and represent the profession in a variety of public spheres. Professional requirements are in accordance with international scientific results and professional expectations. Students are prepared to continue their studies to obtain a PhD degree.

Discipline
Human and Social Sciences
Academic Level/Type
Master

Skype interview for Social Work MA

The interview takes around 10-15 minutes. During this interview our colleagues are going to ask questions about your:
-    Background & motivation
-    Knowledge & work experience
-    Communication & leadership skills
-    Career plans & your future

To get a picture about your analytical ability, language comprehension, general awareness and awareness of socio-political issues, kindly ask you to read one of the articles listed below. (This article will be discussed at the interview.)
Global issues Overview. United Nations. https://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/global-issues-overview/ (Choose one topic)
Baldock, P. (1974) Community Work and Social Work. London, Routledge & K. Paul http://www.kka.hu/_Kozossegi_Adattar/Azadatt.nsf/02001425b1246fe3852566…;
 

 

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.

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 transcripts and diploma certificate showing satisfactory completion of a BA program.
  • 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 135
    • 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
Contemporary Theories of Social Work
Programme Evaluation
International Aspects of Social Work
Social Problems and Societal Responses
2nd semester
Dilemmas in Social Policy
Analysis of Social and other Human Services
Organizational and Leadership Psychology
3rd semester
Specialisation Module: General Social Work
Specialisation Module: Clinical Social Work
Psychosocial Counselling in Social Work
Social Policy Theories (Historical and Comparative Social Policy)
Individual Casework
4th semester
Analyzing Group Work Processes
Community Work
Social work field practice

If you have any questions about the program, please contact:
Ms Viktória Borda
E-mail: borda.viktoria@pte.hu
Phone: +36 72 503-600/23542

For further information please contact:
Ms. Vanda BŐCZIN-SIRKECI
international coordinator
Phone: + 36 72 501 600/64127; +36 30 186 1686
E-mail: foreign.humanities@pte.hu
English website of the Faculty