MA in Social Work and Social Administration

Community Development and Social Administration

Qualification Requirements

The MA in Social Work and Social Administration program is based on the credit accumulation system of study. Students must accumulate 90 ECTS credits in order to graduate. The program comprises a taught part (formal classes), a field experience (minimum 600 hours practice) in a social welfare agency (public, Local Authorities, NGO, Not Profit Organisations, clinical settings, etc) as well as a research part (Master thesis). Students are required to complete the taught part before undertaking the Master Dissertation.

The first semester is considered a foundation semester and two introduction courses taught are common for students of both specializations, while three courses are specific to the specialization the student will choose. Courses in the second semester have the same structure: two of them are common for students of both specializations, while two courses are specific to one specialization; also, students have to undertake Field Work I (300 hours). In the third semester students have to undertake Field Work II (300 hours), the Dissertation and one common course of both specializations in advanced social research methods.

Module GroupECTS
Required Courses 58
Required Courses Specialization32
TOTAL90

Required Courses Modules

The student must successfully complete 58 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ASMC522MULTICULTULARISM AND DIVERSITY IN CYPRUS63
2ASPE516PROGRAM EVALUATION63
3ASRM501ADVANCED SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS63
4ASTH525DISSERTATION150
5MSWA526FIELD PRACTICUM I - SUPERVISION I 90
6MSWA527FIELD PRACTICUM II - SUPERVISION II90
7MSWB503DYNAMICS OF HUMAN BEHAVIOUR42
8MSWB524PROGRAMMES AND SERVICES FOR ELDERLY PERSONS32

Required Courses Specialization Modules

The student must successfully complete 32 ECTS, from the following list of modules:
No.CodeNameECTSHours / week
1ASCD513COMMUNITY DYNAMICS63
2ASFN514FUNDRAISING TOOLS AND FISCAL MANAGEMENT63
3ASPL515SOCIAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT LOCAL AUTHORITIES PROJECTS63
4ASSP512SOCIAL POLICY ANALYSIS AND EVALUATION63
5MSWA502DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT WELFARE PROJECTS, SERVICES AND NETWORK 84