Technical University of Varna



Professional orientation: SOCIAL ACTIVITIES
Professional qualification: SPECIALIST IN SOCIAL WORK
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 ends with preparation and defence of a Diploma Thesis.

The students, successfully completed the programme acquire practical knowledge and professional skills for social work related to underaged individuals (minors) manifesting deviant behavior, places of detention, social prevention, re-sosocialization and social integration of criminals, solving and managing conflicts in social and criminogenic environment and etc.


Career path:

The graduates of this Master Course could successfully find employment and develop as specialists in:

  • – different bodies of central and local government;
  • – child pedagogical rooms;
  • – crisis centres for temporary housing of human trafficking victims;
  • – social services provided to individuals manifesting deviant behavior;
  • – places of detention (imprisonment);
  • – specialized children-at-risk institutions;
  • – international and national non-governmental organizations;
  • – probation sevices provided by the Ministry of Justice.


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 Social Work with Individuals with Deviant Behaviour could proceed with their studies to acquire a PhD or a Master’s Degree in other fields in Bulgaria or abroad.



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