|Master of Social Work and Social Welfare Studies|
|Master of Social Work and Social Welfare Studies
The course Master of social work and social welfare studies, is organized by the AUGent (Ghent University Association, consisting of Ghent University, Arteveldehogeschool, Hogeschool Gent en Hogeschool West-Vlaanderen), considers academic research in social work as its foundation. This research is aimed at constructing knowledge on how social work intervenes in the socialization of individuals and groups. This is linked to the knowledge of the development of social and cultural processes, structures and institutions, and finally knowledge of the societal, historical and cultural context.
This course wants students to develop a personal vision and accountability for social-work practices, based on a concrete analysis and interpretation of the practice of social work, and of the social policy expressed by these practices. This analysis and interpretation should always be linked to the broader societal, philosophical, ethical and social-political context in which this social work and social policy are developed. .
The program of the course Master of social work and social welfare studies seeks association with two central traditions within research on social work. On one hand, there is the Anglo-Saxon tradition of 'social policy and social work', on the other hand association is made with the 'Sozialpädagogik'- tradition as another distinct perspective within educational sciences. .
This course is linked up to the Bachelor of Educational Sciences, main subject social work and social welfare studies. At the same time, the course offers a superstructure for Professional Bachelors of Social Work. The course is also accessible for other students, for whom the conditions of entry are adapted to their previous education. .
Master of social work and social welfare studies, following a Bachelor’s Degree of Educational Sciences, main subject social work and social welfare studies .
The differentiation between a master course in educational sciences (main subject foundations and practice of education and main subject: special education, disability studies and behavioral disorders) and a master course of social work and social welfare studies allows a more explicit social welfare perspective within educational sciences. This differentiation creates clearer possibilities of entry to the labour market: since specific themes are accentuated, such as 'Child Care', 'Social Work and Social Welfare', 'Social-cultural work with young people and with adults', and 'community work and local social policy'.
Academic Superstructure for professional bachelors in social work.
BUILD-UP OF THE PROGRAMME
The normal study trajectory offers different types of courses, explicitly opting for an integration of practice, research and theory - building. .
1. Methodology and research
2. Professional component
3. Social-pedagogical component
4. Cultural studies