Travail social (Social work)
- Department of Business and Social Sciences
- Course director
- Claude Bovay (HES-SO)
- Qualification awarded
- Master of Arts HES-SO in Social work (Master en Travail social), in collaboration with SUPSI
- Course type
- - Full-time curriculum (90 ECTS over 3 semesters).
- Part-time curriculum (90 ECTS out of 6 semesters).
- French (use of English and/or Italian in some modules)
- Application fee
- CHF 150.-
- Course fee
- CHF 500.- per semester. Other expenses (photocopies, boxes, keys, badges, etc.) CHF 250.- per semester.
- The "Master en travail social" is designed by HES-SO, consisting of four French-speaking schools:
- Haute école de travail social Genève
- Haute école de travail social et de la santé (EESP) Lausanne
- HES-SO/Valais - Haute école de Travail social
- Haute école fribourgeoise de travail social
Courses are held in Lausanne, Vaud (some modules may take place elsewhere in the HES-SO). SUPSI actively collaborates, offering two modules: one theoretical in Lausanne and a research internship at the Manno centre.
- Start date
- 15 September 2014
- Application deadline
- 15 March 2014
- The "Master en travail social" is an offer proposed by the Haute Ecole spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale (HES-SO) in collaboration with SUPSI-DSAS.
The program has four compulsory modules and a choice of four specific out of nine. In addition to the modules, the student must attend an "Atelier de recherche thématique" or a choice of "Stage de recherche”.The research stage can be performed at the SUPSI.
On completion of training, a final task - the Master’s Thesis - is expected.
Depening of theoretical and methodological knowledge acquired during the Bachelor training in Social Work:
- Declared macro-issues
- Social policies
- Comparison of national and international situations
- Communication among social partners
- Research methods and evaluation of social action.
During this training, students acquire and develop the conceptual and methodological tools necessary for exercising professional skills, such as:
- building a critical perspective on the meaning and problems relating to social action;
- placing the role of social work based on national and international comparisons of social policies;
- analyzing social problems in view of reciprocal influences among contexts, perspectives of actors implicated, and intervention methods;
- knowing and mobilizing the relevant scientific methods for conducting research in the field of social work;
- mediating between the political world, the media and social work, and devising proper social communication.
- Bachelor in Social Work or equivalent.
- 20 weeks professional experience in the field of social work.