Historical success of the Faculty of Education, CU and the Department of Social Work
The Catholic University in Ružomberok (CU) will become the recipient of the Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degrees grant, thanks to the intensive work of the Department of Social Work, FE CU. At the faculty, we are very happy, because it is a prestigious program in which the best European universities participate. The consortium project, in which CU is located, succeeded in strong competition from workplaces that are among the top 100 universities in the world. The project will support an international master’s degree program.
What does it mean for students?
The Catholic University in Ružomberok succeeded as a partner in a consortium coordinated by the Lithuanian University. The name of the supported joint master’s program is European Joint Master in Social Work with Children and Youth (ESWOCHY). Students from Slovakia and from all over the world will be able to study within a joint master’s program in English offered by universities in Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal and Slovakia. Selected students will receive a scholarship, which is 1000 to 2000 Euros per month. Graduates of the bachelor’s degree program in Social Work and related fields can apply for the study.
What is a joint master’s degree?
The Erasmus Mundus Joint Master’s Degree Program (EMJMD) is a prestigious integrated international study program, provided by an international consortium of higher education institutions. Students admitted to this program can study at partner universities, namely Mykolas Romeris University in Vilnius, Lithuania; Riga Stradins University in Latvia; Catholic University in Ružomberok, Slovakia and the Lisbon University Institute in Portugal. They will be students of all partner universities, and if they successfully complete the program, they will receive diplomas from all four universities.
Study program Social Work with Children and Youth
Thanks to this project, the accreditation process of the master’s study program in English will begin at FE CU. The preparatory process and study will take place at the Department of Social Work. The aim of the joint master’s program is to prepare highly qualified professionals for the position of leaders in the field of international, intercultural and comparative social work with children and youth. Students will gain an educational and experiential basis combining theories of Social Work, social sciences, h umanities and local knowledge, comparative international research, development of politics and the latest knowledge on the use of ICT in the practice of Social Work with children and youth. Such specialists will be able to support children and young people on the basis of the principles of social justice, human rights, responsibility and respect for diversity. The study will last two years, the student will receive 120 ECTS credits.
Author: Mgr. Daniel Markovič, PhD.