Social worker BSc / MSc
Students of social work seek to improve the quality of life for the people and to effect system-wide change through the pursuit of social justice. Just like many helping profession, such as nursing and teaching, social work degree is looking for helping people overcome some of life’s most difficult challenges. What separate social work from other helping professions is, its focus on the person-in-environment model and its emphasis on social justice. Social workers not only consider individuals they also work with people to examine their relationships, family structures, the community in its environment, and the systems and policies that can impact them in order to identify ways to help address challenges.
Social work students study the legislation (law of social security, labour law, civil law, administrative law, medical law, family law, criminal law), social politics and policies, sociology, economy, social advice, social pathology, criminology, social and legal protection of children, social curatorship, management of social services, history of social work, methodology of research, quantitative and qualitative methods, social pedagogy, supervision, social philosophy, psychology, special pedagogic, mediation, social communication.
Positions for graduates
Social work as an academic field is a part of many social requirements of the 3rd millennium in the tertiary sphere of social life. It is a multidisciplinary academic field and its theory is based on practical experience and returns to experience.
Perspectives of social work are immense because it is based on the demographic developments, which clearly declare the population is aging, average human life is still longer, which means larger share of seniors in population and within families. Relatives need to take care of their elderly.
Social worker are able to analyse issues and possibilities, which surface in many parts of social sphere, to propose forms of social help and whole systems and implement them. A graduate acquires knowledge of economy, law, institutions and management, forms and methods of social work, social policies, theory of social work and its application.
Social workers often work within nonprofits organisations, schools, hospitals and government agencies working toward the common good. Social workers could work with individual clients or be involved in program development, program evaluation or human services management. Many social workers choose to work with communities, organizations or governments to address social issues on a systems level. These workers counsel for vulnerable communities, fighting to end the inequalities and injustices that they may see in their communities. They are engaged in legislative advocacy, policy and regulation analysis, and community organizing to break the barriers and drive reform for improve the conditions of the people in a specific community
Master of social work
Students will be able to analyse and understand the core of problems typical for individuals, groups and communities, to specify, propose, implement and keep extensive integrative solutions. A graduate uses modern methods and ways to bring solutions to be able to work in projects that includes identification of problem, suggestion and implementation of solution.
Social work emphasizes a strengths-based approach in which all the people have strengths and resources and the social worker’s role is to help build upon a person’s skills and support systems. The profession of social work is varied serving people old and young, from every stage of life, in a number of settings like hospitals, schools, neighbourhoods and community organizations. It includes work with families, couples, groups, organizations, and communities. Social work is committed to pursuit of social justice through direct service and through advocacy on the local, national, and global levels.
- Develop competence in practice and research
- Help the students to embrace a capacity for a critical understanding about social theory, socials issues and emergent problems
- Understand the needs of specific groups, structures of different institutions, and policy processes
Master degree in Social work gives the possibilities of working with families, individuals, groups, organisations etc. Also, graduates will be able to:
- Work as manager and as senior social workers in national and international social welfare, health care, educational institutions which give social services in public, non-governmental and private sectors
- Continue the studies in doctor programme in Social Work or other social sciences programmes
International Relations BSc / MSc
International relations is the study of the international systems composed of territorial states which acknowledge no superior authority over matters that they consider of high interest. It works with the nature of the changing relations between the government and non-governmental organisations. It focuses on the functions of the international system such forces, interests, factors, the customs, rules, regulations, institutions and organisations from which the history and theory of its development are made.
Features of the course
The purpose of our degree is to give you a view of how the international community and systems work. You will study with students from many countries.
Main questions of central interest to our programme are: What are the reasons a government goes to war, and the impact does this have on the international system and relations? Why do the states often cooperate and obey the law and international agreement? What is meant by international integration and how do we explain regional developments like the EU? We will investigate the different characters and circumstances of states: such as monetary, welfare and foreign policies of states towards each other.
We are looking for applicants
We are looking for academic individuals with a high interest in and enthusiasm for the social sciences. Your personal statement will provide evidence of your interest in international relations, its institutions, states, international regulations, law and relationships. We are interested in your opinion on current and public affairs, your experiences and interests.
Personal characteristics and skills that will be useful to students in their study of International Relations at Alfred noble open Business school includes the abilities to read extensively; assess and challenge conventional statements; communicate in an effective way; demonstrate your creativity, flexibility and adaptability; work independently in an international environment.
Our degree programme prepares you for a wide range of careers, because we develop intellectual and practical skills that are important for many organisations. Our students have found job with a wide range of employers such as:
- Intergovernmental organisations
- Non-government organisations (NGOs)
- Banking and accounting services
- National and local governments
- Educational establishments
- Publishing companies
Also, many graduates have opted to continue their study of international relations at postgraduate level like Mater degree, whilst others have chosen to transfer the skills they developed at Alfred noble open Business school to other disciplines. For example many students decide to be part of the DBA program which is the highest level in business administration.
Master’s degree study program International relations
The master in International Relations is designed to be true transformative programme to provide to students with the education levels, training, and experiences necessary to undertake successful international careers. Our curriculum programme is focused on traditional distinctions between the public, private, and nonprofits organisations, all of the courses are given by professional teachers of wide-ranging experience.
Students of the master in international relation study many different topics such as Politics, Linguistics, Economics, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Business and Law. Practically, all the topics which are connected to international relations.
International Relations student main concerns are how different political systems work and what their impact is on global systems. It’s not an accident that several international diplomats and ambassadors studied a Master International Relations.
Students who graduate from a Master’s degree programme in International Relations find careers in areas such as:
- Local and national Governments
- International Diplomacy
- Human Rights Advocacy
- International Law
- International Business Management
Public policy and Public Administration BSc / MSc
Students of Public Policy and Public Administration acquire skills and knowledge which enables them to effectively carry out their tasks in public policy and public administration departments, to manage the collaboration with representatives of other sectors efficiently, to implement laws, to actively participate in the public administration reform and its functioning, to participate in the preparation of regulations and conceptions in the field of public policy and to analyze conceptions and the real effects of policies and sector policies.
Bachelor’s degree study program Public Policy and Public Administration
Graduates of bachelor’s degree study program
- Know and understand the different opinions on the public sector,
- Know and understand the roles and relationships in the public, private and non-profit sectors of civil society in EU countries,
- They are able to work together with representatives of other sectors, seek common agreement, and create a multicultural environment
- Understand public policy as a scientific discipline – the theory, categorical apparatus and methods
- Understand public policy as a political process in the socio – economic, cultural and political contexts
- Understand different models of public policy and can decide on its application in various social situations
Graduates are able to:
- Make simple individual acts
- Organize the preparation and conduct of elections and all kinds of other activities provided by government
- Plan and organize activities and processes in the public administration
- Implement theoretical knowledge in improving and efficient functioning of public administration
- Process and statistically evaluate a simple analysis by using modern methods of computer technology and control engineering work with mass data
- Employ communication skills within the organization in relation to the staff – citizen.
The aim is to achieve knowledge of public administration, as well as economic principles and practical approaches to perform the actions in solving problems and making decisions in all the main areas of public policy and public administration. Graduates will acquire the necessary knowledge of the EU in common and public policies.
A primary aim of the study program Public Policy and Public Administration is to form the personality of the students so they can learn theoretical, methodological and practical knowledge of political sciences, international relations, diplomacy, world politics and economy in a way, so they will be able to apply their knowledge creatively and flexibly in decision-making at the level of local units or international institutions. Moreover, graduates can find positions in the pedagogical process and research, in the analytical activities for public and private sector, in media, political parties and non-governmental organisations. They are also prepared to work in international organisations and institutions of non-political character. Their skills and knowledge allow them to work at the managerial positions in the private companies, etc.
Master’s degree study program Public Policy and Public Administration
Students acquire the ability and skills to work in the field of public policy and public administration, to imply, shape, and analyze the basic concepts and principles. Graduates are prepared to systematically examine the process of government policies at the supranational (EU), national or regional level, collect and use various tools to solve the problems of society as well as effectively implement decisions in practice. Graduates are prepared to analyze the impact of policies at the level of the regional and local government, to prepare these policies and their implementation concepts within the government. Second degree study provides deepening knowledge concerning the organization and functioning of public administration, administrative processes, techniques, decision-making, policy implementation and use of research methods.
Graduates skills and abilities:
- Ability to consider solutions in the field of public policy and public administration
- Readiness to implement specific solutions from the macro level to the micro level (state – government)
- Determine and decide about priorities for solving various problems, guarantee their complex implementation
- Create and manage teams in the field of public policy and public administration
- Work in international business and project teams, committees and subcommittees of EU institutions
- Present and disseminate knowledge of public policy and public administration
- Ability of strategic planning and management
- Professional ability to make decisions and effectively implement decisions to substantive solutions in different areas of public policy and public administration
Our graduates learn theoretical and methodological system of knowledge and their application in the practice. They acquire the knowledge that enables their narrow specialisation in the field of Public Policy and Public Administration. They are also able to analyse the developments and processes in international politics and policies and execute the comparative analysis of these processes. They are able to analyse the situation of structural development and political developments in particular regions and globally.