European Master in Children’s Rights


The master’s program is aimed primarily at graduates of humanities and social sciences (social work, psychology, pedagogy, sociology, law, theology), but is also aimed at everybody who, by the nature of their profession, interacts directly with children. The program will help graduates acquire all the knowledge and skills necessary to understand children and early childhood from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a focus on how the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child can be put into practice.

Knowing the importance of social investment in children and early childhood, in contemporary Romanian society, as everywhere else in the world, there is a great need for professionals dedicated to the promotion and protection of children’s rights. The delivery of social services to children and families is increasingly based on a rights-based approach. Graduates will have employment opportunities as professionals in domestic and foreign public and private institutions, as well as in research institutes. This master is part of the Network of European Masters in Children’s Rights. This ensures European cooperation and exchange between teachers and students enrolled in this master’s programme, as well as mutual recognition of degrees.

Specialists in social work and counselling, who provide guidance and counselling to children and families, groups, communities and organizations in response to children’s personal and social difficulties, Social Worker (in DGASPC and SPAS for Children, Social Worker in National Organizations active in the field of children’s rights), Advisor for adolescents in the field of addictions; Social worker with competence in children’s mental health; Specialist in assessing children and young people with disabilities; Instructor – educator for resocialization activities; Social Work Researcher; Social Work Research Assistant; Sociology researcher; Sociology Research Assistant; Social reintegration and child care counsellor; School counsellor; School teacher; School mediator.

1st semester 

Children's rights and society (in English)
Sociology of childhood
Family and childhood history
Structures and mechanisms for financing European projects
Child development: characteristics and mechanisms

2nd semester 

Children, education and school inclusion (in English)
Protecting the child against violence
Adolescent development: characteristics and mechanisms
Optional course 1
Optional course 2

3rd semester 

Advanced quantitative methods of data analysis
Family policies and family welfare
Practice and supervision (1)
Ethical research involving children
Optional course 3

4th semester 

Methodology of qualitative research in social work
The transition from adolescence to young adulthood. Youth sociology
Research for the dissertation
Practice and supervision (2)

During the 4 semesters, a total of 3 general and specialized optional courses have to be chosen. These can be selected from those nominated in the curriculum.

For more information you can contact the program head:

Cristina Baciu
Associate professor PhD 
Department of social work

Admission and information:

TEL.: +4 0756 831 955