Social Care and Welfare

You’ll develop the cultural awareness and critical thinking skills you need to analyze and produce a broad range of discourse in a full spectrum of careers — and to make a difference in whatever you do.

Mission

The mission of the study programme Social Care and Welfare at the Bachelor level in general is to educate qualified professionals who will be able to practice their future profession as well as further pursue their academic interests. This is in full accordance with the mission of Dardania College. The importance of the programme stems from the new reality created in Kosovo. The mission of the programme is to develop and disseminate knowledge through education, to promote the specific values ​​of care, welfare, social, individual, family and the wider community of Kosovo and beyond. This study programme pays special attention to specific categories of the population with economic and other existential needs.

Social Care and Welfare study programme contains courses in the field of psychology, sociology, pedagogy, etc. which make it multidisciplinary and applicable to the overall training of staff in care and social welfare. It prepares competent social workers, with profiled knowledge and skills, with high professional ethics for care and social work, to demonstrate a willingness to care for different social categories of society.

Objectives and Learning Outcomes

The primary goal of the entire educational activity at Dardania College is for students to be systematically trained in academic, professional and practical fields.

The objectives of the programme are defined in accordance with the NQF (National Qualifications Framework) and are therefore determined to be in line with the European Higher Education Qualifications Framework.

Expected Results

Upon completion of studies in BA Social Care and Welfare, students will be able to:

  • Have knowledge and skills in psychology, sociology, pedagogy and other fields close to the field of social care and welfare, including designing and using tools for context analysis and improving internship practices in the social workplace;
  • Demonstrate a critical and integrative understanding of the relationship between theory, research and good practice;
  • Possess a range of practices as well as appropriate consulting skills in the field of social care and welfare;
  • Assess key ethical issues of legal and social work in professional practice in social care and welfare;
  • Be equipped with advanced research skills such as designing, conducting and executing research projects;
  • Be able to use the knowledge and evidence gathered from research projects to inform their application to problems that arise in the workplace;
  • Communicate professionally in academic and professional settings.

Social Care and Welfare study programme is accredited by the Kosovo Accreditation Agency.

Study Plan

Semester 1ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Introduction in the Field
of Social Work
7Mandatory
Introduction in Psychology6Mandatory
Introduction in Social Policy7Mandatory
Academic Writing5Mandatory
English Language I5Mandatory
Semester 2ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Fields of Social Care
and Welfare
7Mandatory
Social Psychology7Mandatory
English Language II6Mandatory
Contemporary Theoretical
Models in Care and
Social Work
5Mandatory
Family Sociology5Mandatory
Semester 3ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Development Psychology7Mandatory
Care and Social Work
with Children and Youth
6Mandatory
Care and Social Work
with People with Deviant
Behavior
7Mandatory
Elective 15Mandatory
Elective 25Mandatory
Semester 4ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Social Work in Community7Mandatory
Care and Social Work with
People with Special Needs
7Mandatory
Legislation in Social Work6Mandatory
Elective 35Mandatory
Elective 45Mandatory
Semester 5ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Work with Cases7Mandatory
Reeducation
and Resocialization
7Mandatory
Research Methodology in
Social Work
6Mandatory
Elective 55Mandatory
Elective 65Mandatory
Semester 6ECTS CreditsMandatory/ Elective
Social Care with
Third Age People
6Mandatory
Diploma Paper Work6Mandatory
Internship8Mandatory
Elective 75Mandatory
Elective 85Mandatory

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