One of the best universities in the world and 200 years old. The Doctorate Degree in Social Work is offered by the Department of Social Work which is attached to the Faculty of Psychology at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv - Open University. The Doctor of Philosophy curriculum has helped many influential leaders in Ukraine in the field of social work. As a result of the program objectives, the regular doctorate curriculum requires all applicants to have completed a Master’s Degree in Social Work before being considered eligible for the program’s admission. The Doctorate in Social Work curriculum prepares all candidates for their careers as scholars, researchers, and educators. The students have an option to select from four concentrations and they are social policy, advanced practice, social administration and policy analysis. The postgraduate social work curriculum at KNU OU is practical to the skills needed by the students for their job prospects within the academic world. The program includes research, coursework and teaching experience. They get an opportunity to become experts in individualized content and they also get a chance to publish their research in all leading journals. The Department of Social Work and the Faculty of Psychology give specific coaching and career advice to develop interviewing skills among the candidates and they get help in the preparation of a competitive resume along with a portfolio for the academic job scene. Graduates from this program will look forward to productive careers in the field of education, social work research, planning, and administration. The doctoral program in social work is totally committed to the mission of KNU OU and it addresses social justice, human dignity and social equity among diverse nationalities. The doctoral curriculum for social work at KNU OU prepares students to excel as teachers and researchers in prominent social welfare and academic institutions all over the world. At KNU OU, we promote original thinking and nurture independence to let the candidates for the program design innovative research and constructive policies for the purpose of social change. Graduates are trained in teaching and research methods so that they can pass down their knowledge and their skills to the future generations of social practitioners and scholars. They can also share their communication skills through speaking and writing to social work communities.
This program is equivalent to EQF (European Qualifications Framework) Level 8 - Doctorate Level Students have to submit a proposal for detailed research. This proposal has to outline the intended topic of research along with proposed methodology and objectives. This research topic has to be the choice of the candidate alone and it will get provisionally approved by the Degree Committee before the applicant is accepted to the Course. Applicants have to consider their topic carefully for their Doctorate research. The topic has to cover the background of the research; special mention has to be done of the analysis that has to be adopted and the possible conclusions that have to be reached by the research.
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Last updated February 8, 2018