The Institute of Public Administration and Regional Policy

Profile of graduate from subsequent Master branch studies of Public Administration and Social Policy

The goal of the subsequent Master study program is to prepare university-educated professionals specialized in professions of social work and public administration with broader theoretical and practical range of knowledge who can find employment as managers of social policy organizations and public administration institutions, can work in analysis, planning and implementation of social concepts and programs, in evaluation of impacts of social changes, social policy and public administration or in specialized roles in the area of regional policy, and in private sphere at local level. Therefore emphasis is put on interdisciplinary concept of specific issues and problems of social policy, public administration and social work at the above stated levels in broader social and political context. The graduates will show their academic competence by independent processing of a selected specialized topic in the Thesis.

The graduate from Master branch of studies of Public Administration and Social policy will acquire capability for practice of qualified professions of social activities both at middle level and at macro-level in institutions of self-government, state administration, non-profit organizations, in organizations of social policy and social work, as well as for direction of social work and public administration, i.e. of social workers, public administration workers or teams of specialists providing subjects, families, groups or communities with assistance to alleviate or solve their social situation.

The study is specifically focused on mediation of information to prevent social exclusion and to integrate disadvantaged and vulnerable population groups into the society. The contents orientation of the branch creates preconditions for methodological, conceptual and analytical managing work of the graduates, including the necessary foreign language preparation and practical training for the Thesis; it also develops adequate level of computer literacy and of skills of using information and communication technologies influencing the creation and direction of activities in social sphere and social administration. The students’ specialization on a specific orientation is allowed by use of modular teaching and by a system of compulsory and optional subjects.

The graduation from the subsequent Master study entitles the student to use the title of Master.