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Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession
Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin

Master Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Berlin, Germany

2 Years

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EUR 8,420 / per year

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Introduction

MA - Social Work as a Human Rights Profession

Alice Salomon Hochschule -UniversityofApplied Sciences- in Berlin, Germany, offers the postgraduate program Master of Arts in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession (MA-SWHR). The program is realized in cooperation with:

  • Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus–Senftenberg
  • Malmö University, Department of Social Work.
  • The University of Gothenburg, Department of Social Work.
  • The University of Ljubljana, Department for Social Justice and Inclusion.
  • The University of Strathclyde, School of Applied Social Sciences.

Why a program in “Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?

In recognition of the importance of the global and transnational dimension of social work increasingly discussed with normative references to human rights, the MA-SWHR offers the qualification to cope with the issues and problems linked to the triple mandate of social work – on the local, national and international level.

Graduates will gain a solid understanding of how to implement the idea of human rights into the theory and practice of social work – which includes a research perspective as well as the development and realization of practice projects.

What kind of degree is the “MA in Social Work as a Human Rights Profession”?

It is a four semestral Masters of Arts (MA) by research through thesis and comprises a total of 120 credits which are assigned according to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). The ASH is a state-recognizedUniversityofApplied Sciences and the MA-SWHR is in the process of accreditation. Due to the international perspective of the program, it is realized in cooperation with other European universities.

What are the fields of study?

The MA-SWHR is an interdisciplinary, research-based study program, combining international human rights instruments and standards with selected social sciences and the transfer of conceptual knowledge to professional practice. The program’s principal focus is the study of theories and empirical knowledge fundamental for a professional self-conception based on the triple mandate of social work: world society and social development, social problems and human rights violation, international law in a social work perspective; critical social science research. A secondary focus is on the development of human rights-based methods of intervention for different fields of social work. Particular elements of the curriculum will comprise units on health and human rights; migration and racism; poverty and social exclusion; gender, diversity and human rights; children’s rights; human rights education; management of change.

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