Our academic programmes offer current insights and professional skills for addressing people’s social needs, life problems, and improving their social status. Through a comprehensive programme of professional training for social workers, our B.A. and M.A. programmes rest on current theoretical-methodological approaches to social work, knowledge exchange, interactive learning, and mandatory professional practice. In addition to practical and theoretical knowledge, our students develop personal competencies as well, which will help them to confront the challenges of their profession, to improve themselves so that they can help others.
The rich experiences of our lecturers and experts in social work and psychosocial support in terms of practice and academic research will familiarise our students with implementing social work in practice. Understanding the system of social policy and the functioning mechanisms of the state will enable our students to gain a comprehensive knowledge of their implementation in social, healthcare, and other institutions and organisations where that effort is professionally realised.
Our aim is to deliver highly competent professionals for working with troubled children and young people, with families at risk and facing problems, with victims of family, peer, and digital violence, vulnerable elderly persons, disabled persons, as well as all others who are affected by social problems or have social needs that require assistance from social workers.
The Faculty of Media and Communications also offers its students of social work insights necessary for generating social change for the sake of achieving prosperity and honouring the principles of human rights, humanism, and social justice. Serbia’s system of social protection can count that those who graduate from one of our programmes will understand its reforms and be able to join in their implementation, especially in creating and implementing services tailored to the individual needs of their users, harmonised with the quality standards prescribed by the national normative framework, the principles of contemporary social work practice, and the socio-economic context in which they are provided. The Department of Social Work is especially committed to training its students to provide direct support to others, to monitor and analyse individual cases and social problems, and to identify the priorities, possible actions, and measures that should be implemented (in line with the Standards for the Education of Social Workers in Serbia).