MASocial Work and Social Economics
|Study location||Hungary, Nyíregyháza|
|Type||Master, full degree studies|
|Nominal duration||4 semesters|
|Course code||Social Science|
Bachelor diploma (or higher)
Acceptable bachelor degrees: social sciences, physiology, economics, law, teachers’ training, medical and health sciences
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Hungarian.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
Applications are accepted from the following territories (based on citizenship): Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belize, Brazil, Cambodia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Georgia, India, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Montenegro, Morocco, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Russia, Saint Lucia, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, South Africa, South Korea, State of Palestine, Syria, São Tomé and Príncipe, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen.
At least 2 reference(s) should be provided.
Entrance interview description:
The goal of the program is to integrate and balance the professional standards of social work with the challenges of the social economy.
The purpose of the program is to train professionals who, with the acquired socio-political and managerial skills are able to manage, operate and develop institutions and services in the social economy. The graduates, who are knowledgable of the international professional and ethical principles of social assistance, are able to carry out tasks in international cooperation.
With the appropriate organizational and organizational development skills, they perform tasks in the field of social services, which, by strengthening the local economy, promote the economic and social integration of disadvantaged social groups.
An additional goal is to prepare graduates, who are able to conduct and evaluate scientific-empirical research, on the basis of which they can develop new models and concepts, not only in Hungary but also in international comparison.
The program is unique because it was created and exists through the cooperation of 7 European partner institutions:
• FH Campus Wien – Austria
• Fachhochschule München – Germany
• University of Ostrava – Czech Republic
• University of Trnava – Slovakia
• Babes-Bolyai University – Romania
• University of Silesia – Poland
• University of Debrecen Faculty of Health – Hungary
Fields of knowledge
Basic fields of knowledge necessary for the extension of knowledge beyond the Bachelor Degree: 20-25 credits
International economic and social policy, basics of management, trends in globalization and its social impacts, quality research methodology and evaluation, political and economic operation, legislation and regulatory mechanisms in the European Union,
Fields of knowledge of the professional core material: 40-50 credits
connections between social work and social economy, sociological and psychological studies relating to the operation of organizations, rights and laws related to non-profit organizations, laws related to enterprises, social marketing, cost management and finance, project management, professional terminology, competence development, local economy and society; analysis of regional development processes.
Required fields of knowledge in the professional core that the student is allowed to electively select from optional field of knowledge of the professional core material: 40-55 credits
differentiated professional knowledge: 20-35 credits
- social services, quality assurance of institutions, social administration, labor law, human resources and management skills, applied research methodology and evaluation, organizational strategies, organizational development, European intercultural project management, professional terminology, international professional practice, enterprise-related knowledge.
The program includes an intensive international professional practice for 10 credits within the differentiated professional knowledge (8.3)
Thesis work: 20 credits.
The graduates, who are familiar with the international professional and ethical principles of social assistance, are able to carry out tasks in international cooperation. With the appropriate organizational and organizational development skills, they perform tasks in the field of social services, which, by strengthening the local economy, promote the economic and social integration of disadvantaged social groups. Based on their acquired knowledge thee graduates can continue their education in doctoral programs.