Sociology and social work at Moldova State University
Masters Programmes in Public Health and Social ServicesMoldova State University Maria & Oleg Bulgaru, Sociology and Social Work Faculty
MSU: short description The Moldova State University is founded in 1946. It is one of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher education in the country There are 13 faculties with over 19,000 students The intellectual potential of MSU consists of over 1100 teachers, including 120 habilitat doctors, 521 doctors, 87 professors, 334 associate professors, 8 academicians, 19 correspondent members of ASM The education is structured according to the requirements of the Bologna Process (Moldova is joined at this in 2005) into three levels: - Bachelor studies (3 years, 180 credits) - Master studies (2 years, 120 credits) - Doctoral studies (3 years)
The Sociology and Social Work Faculty It is one of the youngest faculties, founded in 2001 The Social Work specialty has been opened in 1998 The teaching staff of the faculty consists of 40 teachers, including 2 habilitat doctors and 10 doctors The total number of the students is 786 At the Social Work specialty are studying: - at bachelor studies - 598 students - at master studies - 85 students
Master’s specializations/programs Management of Social Services (22 students) Methodology of Social Research (25 students) Study of Childhood and Children’s rights(24 students)
The master curricula structure direct contact hours - 655 (220 hours -lectures and 435 - seminars) individually work hours - 1745 practice - 300 hours (10 credits) masters thesis elaboration - 900 hours 1 credit = 30 hours the total number of credits - 120
Doctoral studies History, Theory and Methodology of Sociology Social Structure, Social Institutions and Processes
The faculty collaboration The central and local public administration Government and non-government institutions that provide social services Educational institutions from:- Romania (“AI.I.Cuza” University of Iasi, Babes-Bolyai University of Cluj-Napoca, University of Bucharest)- France (Academy of Grenoble)- Italy (University of Aquila, Catolique University Sacro Core of Milan)- Great Bretagne (East University of Norwich, Caledonian University of Glasgow)- Germany (Free University of Berlin, University of Applied Sciences of Merseburg, European Institute of Social Work)
Projects at faculty The Faculty has implemented andimplements several projects financed byTempus, INTAS, AUF, UNICEF and othersinternational organizations which, of course,facilitate the students and teachers integrationin Europe
Current implemented projects “Professionalization of education in social work” (2008-2011) – TEMPUS project "Moldavian Migrants in the Russian Federation" (2009-2011) is a bilateral international project, funded by the Governments of Moldova and the Russian Federation "Support to the National Plan of action for working with children left without parental care as a consequence of migration" (2010-2012) – is funded by the Czech Agency for Development of the Czech Foreign Ministry, the International Organization for Migration in Moldova, United Nations Fund for Population in Moldova.
TEMPUS Project “Professionalisation of education in social work” (2009 – 2011)The main objectives of the Project are: the reformation of the educational programs in accordance with recommendations of the Bologna Process; the creation of three new specializations in the field of Social Work in accordance with the requirements of labor market.
Some major importance specializations for our societydevelopment have been established as a result of a nationalsociological research.Three of them have been opened in theacademic year 2010/2011: - at the bachelor level:a) Social Assistance of Family and Child in Risk Situationb) Social Assistance of Elderly People. - at the master level:c) Management of Social Services.
Other specialties,needed to be developed Social assistance of people in conflict with the law Social assistance of youngsters Social assistance of addicted people Social assistance of victims of violence Social assistance of HIV / AIDS infected people and others.