Master programmes

Eligibility and admission

Eligibility

Completed:

  • first-cycle study programme in the field of social work, sociology, social pedagogy, pedagogy, psychology or law involving acquisition of 240 credits or
  • first-cycle study programme in another professional field involving 240 credits; previously the candidate must have passed differential examinations (25 credits), including three subjects of 5 credits each, and practical work amounting to10 credits; subjects are: Contemporary Social Work in Slovenia, Theories and Methods in Social Work,Theories and Methods in Social Work  and Social Work Practice; in accordance with Article 38 of the Higher Education Act, these obligations must be fulfilled prior to enrolment in the master’s programme or
  • three-year revised first-cycle study programme involving acquisition of 180 credits; the candidate must complete an extra year (Supplementary Programme)  and thereby acquire the missing 60 credits or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in the fields set out in the first indent; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the first indent or
  • 4-year professional higher education programme in another professional field; the candidate may enrol in the master’s programme under the conditions given in the second indent or
  • 3-year professional higher education programme; the candidate may enrol under the conditions given in the third indent. 

Enrolment is also open to candidates who have completed equivalent education, defined in items 1. to 6. abroad. They can enrol under the same conditions as candidates who have completed education in Slovenia.

Certificates, diplomas and other qualifications issued outside Slovenia have to undergo recognition of foreign education. The equivalence of foreign education is determined in the procedure set by the Statute of the University of Ljubljana. The procedure must conclude before admission.

The Student Office may be consulted to ascertain one’s eligibility.


Recognition of foreign education

Certificates, diplomas and other qualifications issued outside Slovenia have to undergo recognition of foreign education. The equivalence of foreign education is determined in the procedure set by the Statute of the University of Ljubljana. The procedure must conclude before admission.

For the procedure please see this website of the University .

Application

The application form must be submitted to the address below not later than 25 August 2017. However, please take into account that the procedure of recognition of foreign education, which must be completed before enrolment, takes time.


Postgraduate Studies Officer
Faculty of Social Work
Topniška ulica 31
1000 Ljubljana

Selection criteria

If there are more candidates than available places, the candidates’ undergraduate study achievement will be considered (the average grade excluding the grade of the graduation thesis).

Eligibility and selection criteria apply equally to the graduates of reformed (first-cycle) and to those of pre-reformed Bachelor programmes.


Tuition

Tuition fees for each academic year are adopted and published by the Administrative Board of the University.


Recognition of other achievements

Knowledge and skills acquired through formal, informal or experiential learning may be recognised as fulfilling certain requirements in the educational process. For their recognition the student can submit:

  • Certificates of concluded courses, summer schools, or other forms of education
  • Published articles or other authored works
  • Evidences of awards or prizes or nominations thereof
  • Work certificates or evidences of practical experiences

Requests of recognition will be considered and assessed in credit points by the Committee for postgraduate studies.

Assessment

Examination performance is graded according to the following grading scale:

10 – Excellent: outstanding performance with only minor errors
9 – Very good: above the average standard but with some errors
8 – Good: generally sound work with a number of notable errors
7 – Satisfactory: fair but with significant shortcomings
6 – Sufficient: performance meets the minimum criteria
1-5 – Fail: performance does not meet the minimum criteria

Exams, seminar papers, projects can also be evaluated by pass/ fail.

Conditions for completion of the programme 

Student completes the programme, when all obligations according to the curriculum in amount of 60 credit points are fulfilled or recognized.


Conditions for progression 

Since the duration of the programme is one year, no progression is possible.


Transition between programmes

Transition from one Master programme to another during the year of study is not allowed.

Qualification level,  ISCED field, Type and cycle of study

Qualification level:

  • Slovenian Qualifications Framework: SQF level 8
  • European Qualifications Framework:  EQF level 7
  • Qualifications Framework in the European Higher Education Area: QF-EHEA Second cycle

ISCED field: 7 Health and welfare, 76. Social services, 762 Social work and counselling

Type and cycle of study:  17003 Master (second Bologna cycle)

Name of qualification and title conferred (in the original language)

  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Title: Magistrica/magister socialnega dela
  • Abbreviated title: (mag.soc.del.)