Social Pedagogy

The basic goal of this programme is to equip students for quality preventive, developmental, compensational, educational and socially inclusive social pedagogical work with individuals, groups and communities in the area of supporting and helping people to master their lives in various life periods and situations. The study goals include achieving an ability to work in various institutional and informal environments in which social pedagogy operates. The study programme conveys the basic theoretical knowledge, along with the competences required for both practical work and research work in the area of social pedagogy.


The general goal of study is qualification for the theoretically reflective analysis of social phenomenon, institutions and professional work in the context of the life sphere of the individual, with an emphasis on intercultural and anti-discriminatory work. An important goal is the acquisition of the basic and broadly transferable knowledge that will enable graduates, in the process of lifelong learning, to continue to seek out sources and ways of gaining the specific knowledge and skills required in their work on their own.

Information about the Study Programme



Type:first cycle university study programme (UN)
Duartion:4 years
Number of ECTS:240
Orientations:the programme does not have orientations
Modules of the Study Programme:the programme does not have modules
Professional Title of the Graduates:

Qualified Social Pedagogue (UN)

Conditions for Enrolment and Criteria for Selection in the case of Limited Enrolment

A. General conditions for enrolment in the programme

Anyone who has passed the matriculation exam or has, prior to 01.06.95, completed any four-year secondary school programme, is entitled to enrol in the stated study programme. In principle, the number of enrolment places for full-time study is 40, and for part-time study 30.


B. Criteria for selection in the case of limited enrolment

If a resolution on limited enrolment is passed candidates will be selected with regard to:

  • general success in the matriculation or concluding exam - 60% of the points
  • general success in the 3rd and 4th years - 40% of the points.

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Conditions For Advancement Through The Programme

a) Conditions for advancement from year to year

The general condition for advancement from a lower year to a higher year is the gaining of at least 54 ECTS. The shortfall of ECTS from one year must be gained by the student in the following year at the latest. In exceptional cases a student who has not achieved the required 54 ECTS can enrol in a higher year, taking into account the criteria and procedures determined by Article 153 of the UL Statute.


b) Conditions for repeating a year

The student must gain at least 30 ECTS for the year that he or she wishes to repeat. While studying, the student can repeat a year or change the study programme only once.

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Subject schedule of the Study Programme with the Foreseen Responsible Persons


1st Year, 1st Semester

Pedagogical Methodology I. - 5 ECTS, The Theory of Education - 7 ECTS, Foreign Language - 5 ECTS, The Fundamentals of Special and Rehabilitation Pedagogy - 4 ECTS, The Fundamentals of Social Pedagogy I. - 4 ECTS, Theoretical Conceptions of Difficulties in Social Integration I. - 5 ECTS


1st Year, 2nd Semester

Pedagogical Methodology II. - 5 ECTS, Developmental Psychology I. - 8 ECTS, Pedagogical Psychology - 5 ECTS, The Fundamentals of Social Pedagogy II. - 4 ECTS, Theoretical Conceptions of Difficulties in Social Integration II. - 4 ECTS, Elective Professional Subject A - 4 ECTS


2nd Year, 3rd Semester

Developmental Psychology II. - 6 ECTS, The Sociology of Education - 7 ECTS, Social Interaction - 7 ECTS, The Theory of Social Inclusion I. - 4 ECTS, The Didactics of Social Pedagogical Work I. - 6 ECTS


2nd Year, 4th Semester

Fundamental Law and Criminology - 6 ECTS, Social Pedagogical Discourse - 7 ECTS, The Theory of Social Inclusion II. - 4 ECTS, The Didactics of Social Pedagogical Work II. - 5 ECTS, Elective Professional Subject B - 4 ECTS, Consolidated Practice I. - 4 ECTS


3rd Year, 5th Semester

The Fundamentals of Group Work - 7 ECTS, The Methodology of Social Pedagogical Work I. - 3 ECTS, Selected Deviant Phenomena - 6 ECTS, The Theoretical Bases of Intervention - 10 ECTS, General Elective Subject A - 4 ECTS


3rd Year, 6th Semester

Social Pedagogy - 5 ECTS, The Philosophy of Education - 7 ECTS, The Psychodynamic Bases of Intervention - 6 ECTS, The Methodology of Social Pedagogical Work II. - 4 ECTS, Elective Professional Subject C - 4 ECTS, Consolidated Practice II. - 4 ECTS


4th Year, 7th Semester

Special Methodologies of Social Pedagogical Work - 7 ECTS, Social Policy - 7 ECTS, Social Pedagogical Interventions - 8 ECTS, General Elective Subject B - 4 ECTS, General Elective Subject C - 4 ECTS


4th Year, 8th Semester

Non-Profit Management - 6 ECTS, Undergraduate Seminar - 4 ECTS, Consolidated Practice III. - 8 ECTS, Graduation Project - 12 ECTS


Elective Professional Subjects - each 4 ECTS


The Anthropology of Education, Unemployment and Social Inclusion, Working with the Homeless, Working with the Family, Experiential Pedagogy, Institutional Social Pedagogical Work, Selected Topics from Integrative Gestalt Theory, Media Literacy, Interpersonal Communication, The Methodology of Multi-Conceptualisation Work with Children with Special Needs, Observing, Listening, Dialogue, The Organisation of Voluntary Work, Psychiatry, Self-Help in Social Pedagogy, Social Interaction Skills, The Community and Community Work, Gender Specific Socialisation, Supervision, Education and Psychoanalysis


General Elective Subjects - each 4 ECTS

General Elective Subjects from the list of subjects from the programme Arts Pedagogy Art Techniques and the Methodology of Design, Visual Didactic Resources, Spatial Representations, Art Therapy, Problems and Orientations for Verification and Assessment, The Development of Strategies for Critical Thinking


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