Distance learning

Specialisation: SOCIAL WORK

Why distance learning?

Distance learning is an educational process characterized by: the use of resources specific to computerized education, remote communication systems, tutorial systems, as well as self-training and self-assessment. Distance learning provides a flexible learning framework for people of all ages, who want to improve their skills, knowledge and competencies in order to be competitive in a knowledge-based society.

Distance learning offers a high teaching efficiency.

After 3 years of study, you will receive a diploma equivalent to a full-time education.

Students have the opportunity to learn independently, at their own pace, at the time and place they chose. Each discipline has a dedicated tutor available to students, according to a schedule.

The UBB eLearning platform offers students quick access to interactive learning and teaching aids (online); students have the possibility to join online conferences with teachers using the Moodle app, in order to discuss the materials provided.

The cost of one year of study is 2,500 lei, which can be paid in 4 instalments (625 each, every three months).

Students do not need to attend college (and as such the tuition costs are reduced), they can study at home, work or wherever they decide. Thus, distance learning offers students the opportunity to work during their studies, regardless of the faculty’s location.

There are face to face courses several times per semester, at the faculty, only on Friday afternoons and Saturdays (attendance is not mandatory). Exams are also scheduled Friday and Saturday afternoon, at the faculty headquarters.

Starting with the 2017-2018 academic year, distance learning students can also receive performance scholarships.

At the beginning of each semester students receive a DVD from the Secretariat with the course materials for each subject.

Students have the opportunity to keep in touch with teachers and the secretariat (mihaela.albu@ubbcluj.ro), permanently, via e-mail.

OutlineScopeSpecific valuesFields of trainingCoursesCareers

The social work program trains social workers who provide professional assistance. The social worker assists families, groups and communities in difficult situations, mediates between individuals and organizations, prevents and rehabilitates persons, applying social protection measures.

Preparing students to provide social work services within governmental and non-governmental organizations, in which to promote the interests of vulnerable individuals, families, groups and communities.

  • Respect towards people, recognition of their dignity,
  • The right to self-determination and the affirmation of their own personality
  • The right to confidentiality
  • Equal opportunities and non-discrimination
  • Confidence in the development capacity of each person
  • The right to honesty

  • Methods of assisting individuals, families, groups and communities
  • Training through specialized practice
  • Scientific research skills that would allow graduates to continue their master’s and doctoral studies
  • Empathic, assertive and creative communication techniques, as well as communication in at least one international language.

1st semester

Introduction to sociology
Sociological research methods and techniques
General and personality psychology
Introduction to social work and professional ethics
Complementary course optional 1
*Foreign language 1

2nd semester

Law and legislation in social work
Social statistics and data analysis
Theories and methods in social work (I)
Social work system and specialised practice (I)
Optional course 2
Foreign language 2

3rd semester

Methods in social work (II): counselling the individual and the family
Child protection
Deviance and social control
Developmental psychology
Specialised practice (II)
Optional course 3
Optional course 4

4th semester

Methods in social work (III): group
Addiction prevention, therapy and rehabilitation
Social problems
Social psychology
Social work in the field of mental health
Specialised practice (III)
Optional course 5

5th semester

Social work and counselling in schools
Methods in social work (IV): community development
Management of social work services
Psychosociology of health and public health
Social policies
Specialised practice (IV)
Optional course 6

6th semester

Social work with disabled people
Social work with the elderly
Design and analysis of social databases
Specialised practice (V)
Guideline for the bachelor's thesis in social work
Optional course 7
Optional course 8

Social work research assistant; Social worker with competence in mental health; Higher level social worker; Probation counsellor; Labour and unemployment counsellor; School counsellor; Addiction counsellor;