SOCIAL WORK AND COUNSELLING
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Professional Qualification: Social Worker and Counsellor
Mode of Study: full-time, part-time
Length of Study: 4 years
The Bachelor programme in Social Work and Counselling tutors qualified and competent professionals to realize within the system of social institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria (state, municipal, non-profit-making). Students learn theory in law, psychology, civil education, sociology, management, social work and counseling. Students acquire practical competences for giving social support and counseling of individuals, groups and communities of disabled people and people at risk; for counseling in preventing crises with individuals, groups and communities; for performing methodical and monitoring functions in institutions and organizations concerned with social issues. Students learn about European practice in applying social projects and programmes..
Practical Training and Internship:
Students undergo specialized training in social institutions and NGOs as part of the subject curriculum. The curriculum provides practical competences aimed at giving social support and counseling individuals, groups and communities of disabled or people at risk. Besides, it develops a realistic idea of the process of service administration in the social sphere. Students are given the opportunity to be trained abroad within the Erasmus+ programme.
The European programme Erasmus+ provides opportunities to the students to receive a grant and study abroad at BFU partner universities in the UK, Portugal, Poland, etc.
Social Work and Counselling graduates can find realization as social workers and counselors within the system of social institutions in the Republic of Bulgaria ( state, municipal, non-profit-making); as family counselors; as social counselors.
Admission of Bulgarian students is based on their matriculation exam grades or entrance exam grades.
Admission of international students is based on their secondary education diploma allowing them access to higher education in their country of origin.