Social work

SOCIAL WORK
State code 6531JX007
Faculty Faculty of Pedagogy
Study field Social work
Qualification Social sciences professional bachelor
Form and duration of studies Full-time studies, 3 years

Part-time studies, 4 years

Credits 180
Study plans Full-time:

Degree Course 2020-2023

Degree Course 2019-2022

Degree Course 2018-2021

Part-time:

Degree Course 2020-2024

Degree Course 2019-2023

Degree Course 2018-2022

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to work as social workers in public and private social security, education, healthcare, law enforcement agencies: social welfare departments, child protection services, day-care centres for children, people with disabilities, older and aged persons, boarding homes, family homes, orphanages, social care homes, hospitals, rehabilitation departments, schools, prisons, various non-public organizations or communities, etc.

Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • apply the basic theories of social sciences, humanities and other sciences in social work;
  • use the latest knowledge of social work theory and methods, professional development, theories about human behaviour in the social environment, social issues and their evidence, ethical principles, basics of academic research methodology, human rights and social justice, national social security, social work planning, interprofessional collaboration; apply this body of knowledge in social work practice and research;
  • perform practice-oriented empirical research;
  • apply research results to solve specific social problems, develop professional activities, implement social work innovations;
  • identify and assess the needs and strengths of your customer, plan, implement and evaluate the process of social support and its results using various methods of social work, creating the relationship of mutual trust, representing customer’s rights and interests, invoking internal and environmental resources, motivating and enabling the customer for self-help;
  • develop and implement customer support plans, projects, assess the quality of social services;
  • collaborate with representatives of various institutions when providing social work services and seeking to enable individuals, families and communities, thus contributing to social welfare;
  • analyse and explain the impact of social policy on consolidation of human rights and reduction of social exclusion;
  • follow the principles of social justice, human rights, social work values and ethics;
  • communicate and collaborate, creating a complete connection with your client, group, community, colleagues, and work in a team while assuming social responsibility;
  • speak and write fluently and convincingly, communicate effectively in a professional setting using Lithuanian, foreign, and sign languages;
  • discuss topical professional issues in order to develop and strengthen the social work profession;
  • critically evaluate and reflect on your professional activity, understand the importance of lifelong learning;
  • make independent decisions in specific situations using your expertise;
  • gather and organize information, use IT, and appropriately handle confidential information;
  • strengthen your profession’s status.

 

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2020-2023

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Sociology 3 E
Social work with a person 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Deaf community 5 P
Lithuanian sign language 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Preventive pedagogy 5 P
Sociocultural context of social work with young people 5 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Social work with hearing impaired persons 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Basics of social work with young people 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Social work with family 4 E
Social research methodology 5 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P
Elective subject 3 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Part-time studies

Degree Course 2020-2024

1st semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
2nd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social work with a person 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Deaf community 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Preventive pedagogy 5 P
4th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Sociology 3 E
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Lithuanian sign language 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Sociocultural context of social work with young people 5 P
5th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social work with family 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Social work with hearing impaired persons 5 E
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Basics of social work with young people 5 E
6th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Social research methodology 5 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with young people (IV alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
7th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
8th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2019-2022

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Sociology 3 E
Social work with a person 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Preventive pedagogy 5 P
Sociocultural context of social work with young people 5 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Basics of social work with young people 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Social work with family 4 E
Social research methodology 5 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P
Elective subject 3 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Part-time studies

Degree Course 2019-2023

1st semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
2nd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social work with a person 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Preventive pedagogy 5 P
4th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Sociology 3 E
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Sociocultural context of social work with young people 5 P
5th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social work with family 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Basics of social work with young people 5 E
6th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Social research methodology 5 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with older and aged persons (I alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (II alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with young people (III alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
7th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
8th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Full-time studies

Degree Course 2018-2021

1st semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
2nd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Sociology 3 E
Social work with a person 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Deaf community 5 P
Lithuanian sign language 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Innovation management 5 P
Planning, creation and management of organizations 5 P
4th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Social work with hearing impaired persons 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Sales management, negotiation 5 E
Specialization practice 7 P
5th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Social work with family 4 E
Social research methodology 5 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
6th semester (30 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P
Elective subject 3 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project

Part-time studies

Degree Course 2018-2022

1st semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional language 3 P
Introduction to studies and professional ethics 3 P
Theoretical basics of social work 6 E
General and developmental psychology 5 E
Social policy and protection 6 E
2nd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Professional foreign language (English, German, French) 3 P
Application of IT in social work 4 E
Social psychology 5 E
Counselling in social work 4 E
Introductory social work training 4 P
Elective subject 3 P
3rd semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Legal basics of social work 3 E
Social work with special needs persons 4 P
Lithuanian sign language basics 4 P
Social work with a person 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Deaf community 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Gerontology 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law psychology 5 P
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Innovation management 5 P
4th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Sociology 3 E
Social development 4 E
Social work with groups 4 E
Social worker assistant’s training 6 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Lithuanian sign language 5 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social aid and assistance 5 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Social isolation within convict groups 5 P
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Planning, creation and management of organizations 5 P
5th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Cultural diversity in social work 4 P
Social work with family 4 E
Social work training under the supervision of a mentor 7 P
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Social work with hearing impaired persons 5 E
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Social work with palliative care patients 5 E
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Law (sentence serving law) 5 E
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Sales management, negotiation 5 E
6th semester (23 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Human and children’s rights 3 P
Social research methodology 5 E
Social rehabilitation and integration 4 E
Elective subject 3 P
Specialization Credits Evaluation*
Social work with the deaf community (I alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work with older and aged persons (II alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Social work in correctional facilities (III alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
Self-employment in the social security system (IV alternative)
Specialization practice 7 P
7th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Philosophy 3 E
Preparation and administration of social projects/programmes 3 P
Introduction to mediation 4 P
Final independent social work training 9 P
Elective subject 3 P
8th semester (22 credits)
Module (Subjects) Credits Evaluation*
Civic and labor safety 3 E
Basics of economy and entrepreneurship 3 P
Social work and volunteering in the community 4 P
Management and leadership 3 P
Final thesis 9 P

Elective subjects are freely selectable subjects from the list of predefined subjects.

* E – exam, P – project