Bachelor of Social Work. Department of Social Work. Faculty of Health and Caring Professions. Technological Educational Institute of Athens.


Upon completing the courses of the curriculum, the students:
- Have a wide range of scientific knowledge and approaches to understand human behaviour and social problems in the contemporary Greek and European environment.
- Can apply the professional practice of general /inter-method Social Work (models and skills for resolving social functioning problems at individual, family, group, organization and community level). Particular emphasis is given to the needs of vulnerable social groups.
- Know and understand the principles, values and history of the profession of the social worker.
- Acquire a critical ability for the modern European framework for social policy and the role of social work.
- Have knowledge and skills for researching and evaluating professional practice and develop their critical ability to use research findings.

Further Information

The mission of the Department is to educate quality social workers, by providing modern knowledge that will secure a successful scientific and professional activity within the context of the changing social needs of the rapidly developing science and technology. At the same time, the mission of the Department includes the promotion and conduct of research, contributing to the progress of Social Work, as an applied social science, and to the developmental process of the country. The entire duration of the programme is eight (8) semesters. From the first to the seventh semester, there are 43 courses available. 35 of them are compulsory and 8 are elective and compulsory (semester E, F, G), from which the student must select 4. In the last semester (H), the Practical Training is conducted, along with the Dissertation. In order to graduate, the students must pass 39 courses (35 compulsory and 4 elective compulsory), the Practical Training, and the Dissertation. Each course has a specific workload and credits (Ministerial Decision F5/89656/Β3 Government Gazette 1466 /13.8.2007 "System for transferring and accumulating credits").

Relation To Employment

"In Greece the profession of the Social Worker and the applied scientific discipline of Social Work are institutionally regulated:
a) On the institution of Social Workers, Legislative Decree, no. 4018 / 11.11.1959:
b) Professional Rights of Social Work graduates (Presidential decree no.: 50, Government Gazette 23, bulletin A, 26.01.1989, pg.345-347).
c) Exercise of the profession of Social Worker (PD no. 23 (2) 20.1.1992) "


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.