PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL POLICY
Bachelor’s programme, vocationally oriented full-time and part-time
The branch study of Public Administration and Social Policy
is designed as integrated studies of subjects of social-scientific
disciplines, public administration and social policy. The branch is
fully integrated in the area framework of social context; therefore the
branch orientation includes subjects providing the students with
professional competences for practice of public administration and
The branch profile is opened by studies of
introductory specialized subjects serving as base for subsequent
development of specialized profile of the branch.
The subject set of Public Administration
includes courses of administration law, macro and micro economics,
public economics, public finance, administration and political sciences,
courses on issues of European integration, continued by a number of
standard subjects from the area of theory and practice of public
administration, applied political science and fundamentals of regional
sciences. Attention is paid to issues of transformation and integration
within the Czech Republic and EU, to social and national policy in
regions. The branch of study offers the opportunity of comprehensive
acquisition of theoretical and practical knowledge on the studied matter
and it is also completed with studies of languages and ICT competences.
The set of subjects of the bloc of Social Policy
consists of selected subjects developing information on the picture of
modern development of social policy within the required competences,
i.e. of social policy, theory and methods of social work, practical
training and supervision, social psychology, labour market and
employment policy, human resources management, consulting and
legislation. It includes also other subjects exceeding the standard
framework, with focus on social work with specific target groups, e.g.
with ethnic and minority groups. The branch of study includes also
studies of fundamentals of philosophy, ethics, sociology, and subjects
dealing with basic research methods and techniques.
The branch of study reacts on the
requirements of the labour market, particularly on growing demand of
governmental organizations and private sector institutions for qualified
professionals with potential of theoretical and practical competences.
From that aspect, the studies are focused particularly on the following issues:
cooperation between institutions of state administration and
self-government, non-profit organizations, local associations, etc.,
social exclusion and inclusion, prevention of and fight with
unemployment and displays of work discrimination of some population
groups (e.g. women, migrants, health-handicapped persons, etc.), as well
as other forms of discrimination, community cooperation, participation
of community inhabitants in solution of problems from different life
spheres, intergeneration solidarity.