Social Work

Course Info

Social workers are professional experts who provide help for a person, family or a community; supporting them to improve their quality of life. This course provides a programme of studies giving you the skills and competences necessary for a career in a variety of social care roles working with children, adults, and families. Supervision has been integrated into social work studies in both bachelor’s and master’s programmes for many years. It helps future practitioners to better understand the complexity of social work and understand what levels of professional support exist.

Social work is unique for the internships carried out by professionals and the supervisions they bring. None more so than those within these two unique study modules: Dolphin Assisted Therapy, and Existential Therapy in Social Work.

This is the only study programme of its type in Lithuania, where the study duration does not exceed 3,5 yrs.

The main courses in the curriculum include Practice in NGO‘s; Introductory Practice in Health Care System; Practice in Education, Health Care and Probation Institutions; Practice in Health Care Institutions; and Independent Work in Practice Placements (with counselling).

Specialisations: Social Work in Community, Social Work in Health Care


After graduating, you can continue studies at KU or elsewhere in Europe in these spheres: Social work, Health Care Management, Public administration, Social pedagogy, or Management.

Work opportunities include: specialists in municipal social support departments, centres for addiction diseases, homes for the elderly or children; social service centres, NGOs, health care institutions, and hospitals.

Application Requirements

  • High school / secondary education
    • Diploma
    • Transcript of grades


  • Eligibility for university in home country



 * International test score (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL, etc.) At least B2