Master programme

Diversity studies: social inclusion and justice in the field of handicap, ethnicity and gender

Co-ordinated by Darja Zaviršek ...

1.1 Type of qualification: second cycle: masters study programme

1.2 Programme duration: 1 year

1.3 Number of credits (ECTS): 60 ECTS

2. Mode of study: The programme is not open for enrolment in academic year 2023/24

3. The basic programme goals and competences achieved by the programme

The basic programme goals:

To gain in-depth knowledge of critical research in social work; to obtain theoretical knowledge in the field of study of disability, ethnicity, migration, social work perspectives and the history of social work ideas; to enable students to use acquired knowledge and skills with an emphasis on critical reflective thinking concerning the social work practice; to enable students to understand the various dimensions of discrimination, inequality and exclusion in pluralist societies, with special emphasis on the inclusive welfare system based on social justice; helping to develop greater social openness for the integration of disabled people, ethnic minorities and refugees; to strive for more gender equality in social and other public, private and governmental institutions; to en-able students to understand the historical development of social work methods and social welfare institutions.

The student must complete:

  • Two compulsory subjects, worth 15 credit points (Methodology of critical research in social work and Theories, methods, and innovations in disability),
  • Practicum – field work, worth 10 credit points and,
  • Three elective subjects, each worth 5 credit points. Two elective subjects from the list are compulsory, one elective subject, can be chosen from the list or elective subjects from other Master programmes at the Faculty of social work and
  • The Master’s thesis, worth 20 credit points.