Social Management (BSc)
Degree (and type) of the programme: University Study Programme
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters), 180 ECTS
Mode of study: full-time studies, part-time studies
Place of studies: Nova Gorica (full-time and part-time) and Ljubljana (part-time)
Professional title: BSc in Social Management
Social problems and challenges never rest and they never run out. Functioning of democratic societies, the rule of law, the knowledge society, migration, cultural diversity, discrimination, stereotyping, poverty, hunger, unemployment, the right to work, victimization, mobbing, sexual harassment, domestic violence, abuse, online security, addiction, pollution, health care, euthanasia, abortion, genetic engineering, stress, emotional distress, anxiety, depression etc. These are just few examples from a long list of challenges, that people and contemporary societies are facing.
Are you creative? Empathic? Analytical? Want to become a manager with a sense of fellow human beings and society? Want to co-create a better future?
The BSc Social Management programme develops analytical skills for comprehending complex situations in human relationships. This allows for better designing, planning, decision making, leadership, coordination, allocation of organizational resources, supervision and critical evaluation of the implementation of activities in the organization. The Social Manager is distinguished by a great sense and responsibility for fellow humans.
The Social Manager (BSc) applies practical, innovative and sustainable approaches, whether working in the field of education, health care, social care, human rights, workers’ rights, economic development, agriculture or ecology.
NO TUITION FEE even for the foreign students (terms apply)!
FREE studies are available also for individuals who are employed.
Enrolment into the 1st year
The following individuals may enrol into the first year of study programme Social Management:
- A) Anyone who has completed matura examination,
- B) Anyone who has completed the vocational matura examination in the corresponding programme for obtaining secondary professional education in the same professional field, and the exam in one of the relevant subjects at matura examination(the selected subject should not be the one that the candidate already passed at the vocational matura examination),
- C) Anyone who has graduated from any 4-years secondary school programme before 01.06.1995.
Enrolment requirements are also fulfilled by those who have completed equivalent education abroad.
A corresponding programme for obtaining secondary professional education from the same professional field referred to the point B) is considered as a programme that belongs to Field 03 according to the Klasius-P-16 classification.
The relevant subjects at matura examination referred to at the point B) are:
English, Economics, Philosophy, French, Geography, Greek, Italian, Italian as a Second Language, Latin, Hungarian as a Second Language (Bilingual Slovenian-Hungarian general high school ), German, Psychology, Computing, Russian, Slovenian as a Second Language ( bilingual Slovenian-Hungarian general high school), Slovenian as a second language (general high school with Italian learning language in the ethnically mixed area of Slovenian Istria), Sociology, Spanish, History.
SASS may limit the enrolment if the number of applications s significantly exceeds the number of available vacancies. In the case of limited enrolment, the candidates from paragraphs A and C are selected according to the criteria of acquired points based on the overall score in the third and fourth year of school(40% points), and the overall success at the matura examination or professional exam (60% points). Candidates indicated in paragraph B will be selected based on the overall success at the vocational matura examination (40% points), overall success in the third and fourth year of school (40% points), and success at the matura subject exam (20% points).
Enrolment into the 2nd year according to the criteria for transitions
Progress directly into the second year of the study programme of Social Managementis possible for:
- Graduates who have successfully completed a post-secondary professional programme (višješolski strokovni), adopted after the 01.01.1994, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a university study programme.
Graduates of similar programmes in the field of social sciences, business administration and legal sciences can enrol without differential exams, Graduates of other programmes must pass the differential exams in the range of 12 credits (ECTS) at the following courses: The Dynamics of Contemporary Society (6 credits) and Social Science Methodology (6 credits.
- Candidates who (due to transition) enrol on the basis of recognized exams previously passed in other (Bologna) study programmes of the same level.
Enrolment into the 3rd year according to the criteria for transitions
Progress directly into the third year of the study programme Social Management is possible for:
- A) Graduates who have successfully completed post-secondary (višješolski) education programmes adopted before 01.01.1994, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a university study programme.*
- B) Graduates who have successfully completed higher – BA (visokošolski) or university – BSc (univerzitetni) education programmes adopted before 11.6. 2004 if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a university study programme.*
- C) Graduates of (Bologna) higher and university education programmes at first level, if they meet the conditions for the enrolment into a university study programme.*
- D) Candidates who (due to transition) enrol on the basis of recognized exams previously passed in other (Bologna) study programmes of the same level.*
*Graduates in the fields of social sciences, business, administration and legal sciences can enrol without differential exams. All the others must pass differential exams in the range of 24 ECTS at the following courses: Dynamics of Contemporary Society, Social Science Methodology, Business Economics and Qualitative Methodology.
Candidates who completed the equivalent education abroad also meet the requirements to enrol into the studies. For more specific information on the enrolment of foreign citizens, please contact Students Office – [email protected]
“The call for enrollment for the academic year 2021/22 will be published later.”
You can also visit our staff in person at the address Gregorčičeva ulica 19 in Nova Gorica, every Monday and Wednesday from 9.00 am to 11.00 am and every Tuesday and Thursday from 12.30 pm to 4.30 pm.
Open days will take place in Nova Gorica (Gregorčičeva ulica 19) and Ljubljana (Leskoškova 9e). Check dates on the link.
IMPORTANT NOTE: SASS has acquired a state concession for the Social Management (BSc) programme, therefore, the studies are FREE of charge within the scope of available enrolment places.
If you do not meet requirements for full-time studies any longer (you have already used the option of up to two regular enrolments or you have changed the study programme), you have to enrol into the part-time programme, in which case the tuition amounts 1,990.00 EUR
Terms of payment: Tuition fee can be paid as a single payment or in instalments (from 1 to 5 instalments) with the following due dates: at the time of enrolment; at the latest on 30.11.; at the latest on 31.1.; at the latest on 31.3.; at the latest on 31.5. of the current academic year.
*PLEASE NOTICE: candidates who are non-EU citizens have to pay the full tuition fee by the time of enrolment (payment in instalment is not possible).
MODE OF STUDY
University study programme Social Management (BSc) is implemented as a full-time and part-time study. In part-time study, the organization and timing of lectures, seminars and exercises are adjusted accordingly. For the implementation of contact hours, the faculty also applies a variety of modern forms of information and communication technology (online classroom, etc.).
A study year is implemented in one academic year, and it is divided into two semesters. During the semesters, students attend lectures, seminars and other forms of organized activities. Exams are implemented during (three) examination periods (– the winter, summer and autumn examination period.
The access to the schedule and materials is available via Web office (spletni referat) or online classroom (Moodle) after the candidate is registered.
The study program Social Management (BSc) consists of 30 credits (ECTS) per semester, which means 60 ECTS per year. The programme lasts three years and the student must obtain 180 ECTS in order to complete the studies.
|Political Systems and Policy Analysis||5||–|
|Introduction to General Psychology||5||–|
|Quantitative Methods 1||7||–|
|Quantitative Methods 2||–||7|
|MAnagement in Social Security||–||5|
|Elective Course 1||–||6|
|Elective Course 2||–||6|
|Help and Cooperation in Community||3||–|
** Each academic year, SASS offers 3-4 elective courses from the entire set of courses, or the offered number of courses depends on the number of students enrolled.
- ECTS – European Credit Transfer System
KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT AND GRADING
Knowledge assessment is part of the study process of teaching and learning, and it takes place during the course of the study process (after the first semester) and after the completion of the individual courses of the study programme (after the second semester). At the same time, students are expected to pass ongoing activities. The intention and objective of knowledge assessment is to acquire regular and quality information about how students are achieving the planned general and course-specific competences, and obtain information on the achievement of the goals of the study programme.
The method of knowledge assessment and grading is determined for each individual course and specified in its syllabus. They are adjusted to verify the achieved objectives at individual courses, anticipated achievements of the study, and development of general and subject-specific competencies. Methods of knowledge assessment and grading vary because of different teaching methods, which ensure criteria of validity, reliability and objectivity, but also take into account the quality of the structure and organization of knowledge.
The purpose of knowledge assessment is to:
- Assess knowledge and skills of students,
- Assess output produced in the course of the study work,
- Offer quality feedback on the progress and achieved results, aiming to motivate students to acquire additional knowledge and skills,
- Enable integration into continuing education, and
- Obtain data for the evaluation of conducted pedagogical work.
Criteria for knowledge assessment is based on the objectives of the study programme and anticipated achievements of students, identified in individual syllabuses. Students are informed about elements of knowledge assessment and grading criteria in written form, as part of the curriculum, and at the start of each course (at the beginning of each semester). Moreover, the higher education lecturer informs students on the syllabus of the course, study obligations, shares of individual components of knowledge assessment that contribute to the final grade at the course, and relevant literature.
Anticipated methods of knowledge assessment and grading are:
- Oral exams,
- Written exams,
- Seminar papers or essays,
- Oral presentations,
- Practical assignments or portfolio, journals,
- Solving real problems (case studies),
- Projects, peer reviews,
- A written report on professional practice,
- Diploma thesis.
ADVANCING THROUGH THE PROGRAMME
To progress from the first to the second year, the student must acquire at least 45 ECTS from the first year.
To progress from the second into the third year, the student must meet all the requirements from the first year and acquire at least 45 ECTS from the second year.
The student cannot progress to the next year if he/she did not pass the differential exams.
Exceptionally, students can enrol in the next year, even if all the requirements set by the study programme for enrolment in the next year were not met , if he/she has justifiable reasons, such as maternity, paternity, prolonged illness, exceptional family and social circumstances, participation at top professional, cultural and sports events, or when the status is granted in accordance with the valid statute. The Dean decides on the enrolment from the previous paragraph on the basis of the proposal of the Committee for Study and Student Affairs.
The status of the student cases if the student:
- Graduates /completes the studies,
- Is excluded,
- Does not enrol into the following year or semester during the studies,
- Does not graduate at the study programme of the first level within 12 months after the end of the last semester; unless the student repeated the year during the study or changed the study programme or module- then his/her status is ceased at the end of the last semester.
Seniority (absolventski staž), or an additional year, is a term that applies to the time after the end of the last semester, when the student may retain his/her status, if he/she did not graduate. The student asserts this right by enrolling into additional year or the Seniority. The student may use this right only immediately after finishing the last semester, provided that:
- He/she does not graduate at the study programme of the first level within 12 months after the end of the last semester (unless the student repeated the year during the study or changed the study programme or module – then his/her status is ceased at the end of the last semester).
Student who achieves the required number of credit points (ETCS) necessary to progress to the next year in the period shorter than one academic year, is enabled to make faster progress. The related decision is adopted by the Committee for Study and Student Affairs upon candidate’s request. The decision determines the mode of faster progress. Faster progress allows students to register and pass the courses for the higher years. The courses can be also passed within another organized education. Based upon the request of the candidate, the Committee for Study and Student Affairs may also decide on early completion of the studies.
Recognition of study obligations
Student who has previously studied in another study programme of the same or higher level at a higher education institution in the Republic of Slovenia or abroad may, prior to the start of studies or during studies, apply for the recognition of exams which are equivalent (in content and scope) to those exams that he/she already passed. SASS many also recognize the knowledge that corresponds to the learning contents of the courses in the enrolled study programme, and has been acquired in different forms of education. Recognition of knowledge and skills acquired prior to the enrolment is decided by the course holder upon a written request of the student (completed form), attached certificates or other documents proving the successfully acquired knowledge as well as the content and scope of this knowledge and the student’s input. The exam may be recognized in full, in part or is not recognized. The commission for Study and Student affairs decides on the recognition of elective courses that are not implemented at the faculty.
Students of the university study programme Social Management (BSc) obtain the following general competences and course-specific competences.
- The knowledge and understanding of social processes and the ability to perform analysis, synthesis and prediction of solutions and their consequences in relation to these processes;
- Master research methods, procedures and processes in the field of social sciences;
- The development of critical and self-critical assessment;
- The ability of a flexible application of knowledge in practice;
- Understanding the importance of quality, and striving for quality professional work through autonomy, (self-) criticism, (self-) reflection and (self-) evaluation in the professional work;
- Sensitivity to the human and social environment, and development of communication abilities and skills, especially communication in an international environment;
- Ethical reflection and commitment to professional ethics in the social environment with respect to the principle of non-discrimination and multiculturalism;
- The ability to establish and maintain cooperative relations to work in a group and with other users and groups (local communities, public administration organizations, industry, non-governmental organizations), and the ability of tolerant dialogue;
- The ability to identify and exploit the opportunities offered in the working and social environment (which are expressed as the entrepreneurial spirit and active citizenship).
- The knowledge and understanding of the justification and history of the development of core social science disciplines (profession), namely, in the fields of sociology, political science, communication science, economics and management, social informatics, jurisprudence, social statistics, and qualitative methods;
- The ability to solve specific social and occupational problems by using social science scientific methods and procedures;
- The ability to connect coherent mastery of fundamental knowledge, acquired at compulsory courses and their application in practice;
- The ability of acquisition, selection, evaluation, and placement of new information, and the ability of interpretation in the context of social sciences;
- The ability of interdisciplinary approach, which is reflected as an understanding of a general structure of social sciences and the connection between its various disciplines and sub-disciplines;
- The understanding and application of the method of critical analysis and development of theories, as well as their application in solving specific social and work problems;
- The development of abilities and skills in the application of knowledge in the field of social sciences by means of solving theoretical and empirical problems;
- The ability to use information-communication technologies and systems in the field of social sciences;
- Organizational and management skills in organizations, upon understanding individual values and collective value systems, and management of professional ethical issues;
- Organizational and management skills for the organization of active and independent work;
- Communicating with experts from various fields of economic and social life as well as with various interest groups;
- Understanding the relationships between individuals, organizations, and social environment, the ability of complex system observation and action;
- The knowledge and understanding of the theoretical background of analytical and counselling work (the transfer of knowledge to the user);
- The planning and management of changes with the creation of a comprehensive assessment of a situation in an organization or social environment, by taking into account various factors.
CONDITIONS FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE STUDIES
Conditions for the completion of the studies: In order to finish the studies, student has to successfully complete all study obligations prescribed by the study programme in the range of 180 credits (ECTS).
The student who enrols into the second year of the Social Management (BSc) programme after graduating from a university study programme adopted after 01.01.1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the second and third year in the range of minimum 120 ECTS credits.
The student who enrols into the third year after graduating from a post-secondary education programme adopted before 01.01.1994, must complete all prescribed differential exams and regular study obligations from the third year in the range of minimum 60 ECTS credits.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES
In addition to applied knowledge, the university study programme Social Management also enables the acquisition of conceptual and analytical knowledge for in-depth understanding and planning in complex situations. Thereby, it represents an excellent foundation for more demanding as well as managerial positions in public, non-governmental and private sector organizations.
Social managers work in the fields of education, health, social protection, human rights, workers’ rights, economic development, agriculture, ecology and related fields
* EXPLANATION: On 14 November 2019, the Senate adopted a decision on changing the name of the study programme, from the name “Applied Social Studies” to the name “Social Management”. A decision was also adopted to change the professional title of graduates from the professional title “Social Science Graduate ” to the professional title “Graduate of Social Management”.