BA in Social Work

Program Profile

Qualification Awarded

BΑ in Social Work

Level Of Qualification

Bachelor (1st Cycle Degree)

Offered by

Department of Psychology and Social Sciences

Mode of Study

Full Time or Part Time

The aim of the program is to provide quality social work education for students and to prepare them for professional social work practice in order to empower and enhance the well being of vulnerable populations and communities at risk. The program is academic and all students are expected to complete 1200 hours of supervised field work in a wide range of social welfare agencies. It prepares its graduates for direct employment as licensed social workers and lays the foundation for graduate studies in the field of social work and social policy.

The language of instruction is Greek.

Key Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify with the social work profession and behave in a professional and ethical manner.
  2. Apply critical thinking skills within the context of professional social work practice.
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the forms and mechanisms of oppression and discrimination and apply strategies of advocacy and social change that promote social and economic justice.
  4. Critically apply the methodology, techniques and skills of social work in relation to the stages of engagement, assessment, intervention and evaluation while working with individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations.
  5. Analyze human behaviour and development and the social environment, with particular emphasis on the person-in-environment transaction, life-span development and the interaction among biological, psychological, sociostructural, economic, political, cultural and spiritual factors in shaping human development and behaviour.
  6. Develop skills for interdisciplinary collaborations.
  7. Plan, organize, develop and evaluate social welfare, empowerment programs.
  8. Analyze and formulate social policies.
  9. Engage in opportunities that promote lifelong-learning and continuous professional growth.
  10. Use supervision effectively as part of their social work practice and personal growth.
  11. Use research to inform practice, to assess and understand problems on local and national level and develop readiness for collaboration with academic and research centers of other countries.

Occupational Profiles of the Graduates

The graduates of the Program have the knowledge and skills required for the practice of social work at a generalist level and can provide services to individuals, families, groups, communities and organizations. Upon graduation, social work graduates can register as licensed social workers. They can be employed in the public, private and voluntary sectors and work in all social work fields.