11 SOCIAL SCIENCES
11.3. SOCIAL WORK
Study programmes include topics such as Social Work | Family and Society
About the programmes
This could involve examining the provision of social welfare systems such as health care, housing support and unemployment benefits in different societies worldwide. Students may explore underlying factors – political, economic, cultural – which have shaped different social welfare systems, and also assess the outcomes of various approaches.
Teaching methods include lectures, seminars and personal tutorials, practical sessions, guest speakers. This is all arranged in correlation with lectures/professors. You will also spend a significant amount of time in doing personal study.
Lectures are given in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian. For exchange students it is possible to organize special consultations in English regarding their work, research, exams, paper work or mentorship. You have to check with the Faculty’s coordinator before applying for this institution.
Assessment is by courseware, classroom tests and examinations. Group learning, teamwork, individual work and communication skills are assessed through design group studies and reports as well as presentations.
Degree and qualifications
The first cycle lasts 3 years of study (total of 180 ECTS) in order to obtain the degree of Bachelor.
The second cycle lasts 1-2 years of study (total of 60-120 ECTS) and leads to a Master degree. The third cycle lasts 3 years of study (total of 180 ECTS) in order to obtain a PhD degree.
Social work refers to a fairly broad group of roles all focused on trying to improve the quality of life for those classed as ‘disadvantaged’ in some way within a society. Social work jobs are typically found within governments and local authorities, community groups and charities. Roles may be based on research, organization and management, administration, or direct contact with individuals and groups.
Programmes are taught at:
FACULTY OF POLITICAL SCIENCES
Address: Skenderija 72, 71000 Sarajevo
Phone: +387 33 203 562
Fax: +387 33 666 884
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hamza Karčić, Vice-Dean,