Social Work and Legal Fundamentals (Undergraduate)

Why this study programme?

The goal of the programme is to train social workers of high personal and professional competence, holders of Bachelor’s degree, who are able to professionally act in spheres of national and international social life, who are able to provide high quality social services, strengthen abilities of individuals, groups and communities to adapt to environment through restoration and strengthening of social links, integration into society and sustaining social participation.

The social work practice is an integral part of the programme, which comprises of 21 credits. Social work practice is based on the concept of experiential learning, when experience and achievements of all participants (students, field supervisors, and responsible university teachers/ supervisor of the Practice of the study programme) as well as acquired knowledge and skills, practical cases and problems are reflected.

International Graduates 2016

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Doc. dr. Alina Petrauskienė, Programme Director:
Social work - life and society changing profession. It is a profession for those, who care about human dignity and social justice. Professional support includes not only application of knowledge and skills, but also open and honest relationship with customers. If you want to help children, young people, the elderly, people with disabilities, and other social risk groups – you are welcome to choose Social Work studies and experience them together.

Programme typeBachelor's studies (university)
Field of study
Social work
Study areaSocial sciences
Degree awardedBachelor of Social Work / Social Worker Qualification
Duration4 years
AccreditationACQUIN 2016 (6 years – until 2022)
Course languageEnglish
Starting date
September 1st
Tuition fee EU students1270 EUR/per year
Tuition fee Non-EU students2160 EUR/per year

Entry requirements

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

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

Career prospects

The programme graduates will have career opportunities in all kind of  institutions that provide different social services for adults and children (youth). Graduates will be able to design, implement and develop social work practice in the international labor market not only in Lithuania but also abroad.

Access to further study: graduates may continue in master studies and seek academic careers in national or foreign universities.

Student testimonials

Sindhu Mathew (on the right), Graduate from India:
I would strongly recommend my friends to study at Mykolas Romeris University. The Lectures at the University are very professional, encouraging and supportive.  One of the major features of this University is very rich library where students can access books from diverse fields 24/7.
In a later phase of the programme we had a chance to study special fields of social work: work with children, youth, families, the elderly or handicapped people, adult education, social management, international and intercultural social work, gender, rehabilitation, health care etc. Thus, on the one hand, we had the opportunity to gain a general approach to the professional field of social work; on the other hand, the choice of compulsory electives allowed us to build a profile for a later practice in chosen professional area. We acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes by project-based studies in close contact with practical problems that are usually developed from research results and consultancy within the department in fields of specialization.

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