Technical University of Varna



Professional orientation: SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Professional qualification: SOCIAL WORK MANAGER (Children)
Academic degree: MASTER
Form of Study: FULL-TIME
Language of instruction:


Department of Social and Legal Science
HOD: Assos. Prof. PhD Mariya Zheleva
Phone: +359 52 385 600, Room: 209 NUK
Coordinator learning process: Nadezhda Valcheva
Phone: +359 52 385 647, Room: 210 NUKE

Course duration:

    • 3 semesters (1,5 years)

Requirements: The programme is designed for graduates who have successfully completed a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Courses from the Professional field: 3.4.Social activities.

    • 4 semesters (2 years)

Requirements: The programme is designed for graduates who have successfully completed the Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree Courses in other fields.

The study process ends with preparation and defence of a Diploma Thesis.

The graduates of this Degree course obtain professional knowledge and practical skills for organizing and management of social activities related to children at risk, disadvantaged children or children with special needs. The graduates acquire the competence required for work in cases of children at risk, risk evaluations and child’s needs evaluation, development and execution of an action plan, organization and performance of supporting activities, defining and implementation of child protection measures.


Career path: The graduates of the corresponding Master Degree Programme could develop professionally as specialist in:

  • – specialized child care institutions;
  • – municipality, regional and national structures for social support;
  • – providers of child welfare social services;
  • – out-of-school child care institutions;
  • – various authorities of central and local state administration;
  • – child protection units and structures;
  • – centres for temporary placement of children at risk or disadvantaged children.


During their training, the students could participate in academic mobility programmes in outstanding universities in Denmark, Belgium, France, Italy, Slovenia and Spain. The graduates awarded a Master’s Degree in Child Welfare Social Work could proceed with their studies to acquire a PhD or a Master’s Degree in other fields in Bulgaria or abroad. It is ensured that the knowledge and skills acquired are internationally compatible and recognizable.



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