Social Pedagogy and Legal Fundamentals (Undergraduate)

Why this study programme?

The aim of the programme is to educate the students in the area of social pedagogy in accordance with the European standards by creating educational conditions for students providing for the development of relevant competences which ensure the acquisition of relevant knowledge and application of the principles, patterns and technologies for optimisation of children’s socialisation.

High-quality study programme:
  • in 2016, foreign expert group confirmed the quality of the program;
  • the program received accreditation for the longest possible term – 6 years (until 2022);
  • it is the only Bachelor programme in Lithuania that is aimed at Children's Rights to Protection.
After graduation you will be able to: tackle with arising arguments and use the most innovative assistance strategies; gather community for teamwork and effective social pedagogy assistance; plan and implement various projects – it will help to ensure a self-sufficient workplace; plan a career of your own or of others by distinguishing objectives of career, applying couching strategies, etc.

Course content (Click)

Prof. Dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė, Programme Director:
If you want to protect children's rights, help teachers and parents to understand their children better or help children to communicate with their parents and find friends – Social pedagogy and Law programme is the right choice for you.
It is both a profession and a lifestyle to those who care about children's rights security and self-expression. The graduates become specialists who can ensure children's rights in the supporting institutions. Also, they are able to render qualified and well-timed support to a child and their family.

Butrimonys gymnasium
Ramutė Jablonskienė, social pedagogue in Butrimonys gymnasium, Alytaus district (Social partner of MRU):
If you w ant to stay young and useful, sustain interest in innovations, travel, actively create and design location and activities independently, and plan your schedule – choose Social pedagogy and Law studies.  Here, you’ll have an unlimited opportunity to grow by yourself and raise the young generation. It is obvious that it isn’t the most lucrative profession. But how could the money be equated with a child’s smile or a scribbled sun, painted with lots of passion and love, or a gingerly uttered "thank you…"?
Programme typeBachelor's studies (university)
Field of studyPedagogy
Study areaSocial scineces
Degree awardedBachelor of Social Pedagogy, Teacher
Duration4 years
AccreditationCentre for Quality Assessment in Higher Education, until 2021
Course languageEnglish
Starting dateSeptember 1st
Tuition fee EU students1800 EUR/per year
Tuition fee Non-EU students2160 EUR/per year

Entry requirements

  • Secondary education (grade in history/foreign language).
  • English language proficiency - the level not lower than B1 (following the Common Framework of Reference for Language approved by the Council of Europe). Distant English language level test is organised for those, who do not possess IELTS or TOEFL certificates.
In case your English language level is not sufficient, please choose English Language Minor studies. During the first study year students, who enter a major Bachelor study programme together with minor English language studies, will focus on language studies only. Upon completion of one year Minor English Language studies and reaching sufficient English language proficiency level international students will continue studies on their selected Major.

International mobility possibilities

The 2nd and 3rd year students can participate in ERASMUS+ mobility programme which gives a possibility to study at a partner university abroad for 1 or 2 semesters, or do an internship in another country.

Career prospects

Graduates of the programme will be able to work at: children's rights protection institutions, family support, educational and other public institutions (schools of various types, vocational training centres, preschools, etc.), education departments, pedagogical-psychological services, rehabilitation and special care centres, hospitals. They will be able to work as entrepreneurs as well.

Student testimonials

Andželika Dočkytė, graduate:
I’m sure that choosing Mykolas Romeris University was a great decision. I would make the same choice again if I had to!
Firstly, the teachers in my faculty are great people who not only share necessary knowledge, but are also very friendly and hospital to students. Secondly, the university grants cosy and modern environment and that makes students come by the university even on a day off.
When I was studying social pedagogy, I met a lot of people who changed my life: I have attended international projects recommended by the university, I left the country twice with the Erasmus+ programme and I have done internship for four times! All of that gave me a firm friendship that was proven by time and travelling; an abundance of ideas that I am going to accomplish in the near future; a CV which attracts many employers; and, of course, knowledge that is valuable in every step I take both in professional and private life.
Deimantė Pukalskaitė, graduate:
I’ve studied social pedagogy in Mykolas Romeris University. Since the first semester I remember the university as a place that is a pleasant environment for learning things. There I’ve met dozens of supportive people – both fellow students and teachers. I value this so much because I’ve never felt alone in the university. My year was the first to take Social pedagogy – everybody had got close attention from the programme supervisors who always took our observations into account.
While studying, I gained not only theoretical, but also practical experience. I’ve done four internships throughout 3.5 years of studying, so I had a chance to test my skills in this particular profession and this experience gave me some kind of pre-eminence while I was looking for a job. At the beginning of the third year I had managed to get a job at a socialization centre where I had an opportunity to encounter a particular pedagogical field – delinquent pedagogy. That was a considerable challenge due to the fact that it was my first workplace where I worked as a social pedagogue and I had to implement all the knowledge I had. Later on I had been employed in an orphanage where I had gained experience with children who are in need of special care.
In addition it is very important to point out that all the studied subjects were valuable and interesting, we could gain a lot of experience and theory. To all the future students I wish to discover courage to test yourselves and accept challenges. This is the only way to find things that will put some meaning and joy to your life!

Programme Director:

Prof. Dr. Odeta Merfeldaitė, email.:

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