Social Pedagogy and Leisure

Follow-up Master's degree in full-time or combined form. The language of instruction is Czech.

The programme can be studied only as a single subject.

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What will you learn?

Would you like to experience something different and meaningful? Then study social education, a true 21st-century discipline. You will learn about the most important theories of social education and relate them to sociology, philosophy, psychology, human rights, environmental studies, digital technologies, multiculturalism and other fields. It will give you a chance to try something new in project planning and social entrepreneurship. You will learn to communicate in difficult situations and to use a broad spectrum of social-educational techniques. A variety of traineeships with different teams and target groups will be available to you. You will have the chance to work with experts abroad and be part of a team. This is an ideal place to apply your creativity and explore the field through research. You will learn about yourself and other people, seek the meaning of life and help others.

“Develop, help, inspire.”

Practical training

Practice in the master’s degree programme is conceptualised as continuous and is divided into two areas: social education (work) and free time education. The total amount of credits allotted for the practice is 12 (10% of the credit load, i.e. approx. 300 hours). In the first, second and third semester students register in the subject of Social education practice 1-3 and Free time education practice 1-3, all of them for 2 credits each (4 credits per semester). The aims of the practice are generally defined so that the students get acquainted with: documentation of recommended facilities, processes though which strategic documents and projects are created, the ways in which work is organised, etc. At the same time students need to test in practice their ability to work in a team, manage educational and social activities with the above-mentioned target groups (clients), lead teams of people, plan for activities, participate in setting up and implementing projects, etc. Students choose from a range of recommended institutions which the faculty (department) has cooperated with on a long-term basis and after having discussed this with the guarantors of practice they can choose also a facility (organisation) of their own choice, e.g. with regard to the topic of their master thesis, projects they work on, etc.

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Career opportunities

Graduates will find employment in various professions which focus on direct educative work with children, youth and adults, both in the sphere of school education and in the system of extra-curricular education (teachers, tutors, facilitators, free time organisers). Also, they can be employed as social workers, implementers of various developmental and research projects in government, non-government and private sector (curators, workers in probation and mediation services, etc.).

Study options

Single-subject studies

Students have a pre-defined list of required courses, which are supplemented with selective and elective courses. The student pays full attention to the single field of study chosen.

Follow-up studies

Graduates can continue their studies in Social education doctoral study programme (DSP), the transformation of which into a study programme is being prepared, or they can apply for a doctoral study programme of School education guaranteed by the Institute for Research in School Education (in its content the closest equivalent in terms of its focus on education). Graduates can also apply for other field-related doctoral study programmes, for example Andragogy or Education (UPV FF MU), or Social policy and social work (Department of Social Policy and Social Work, FSS MU) and other related programmes at other universities.

Study information

Provided by Faculty of Education
Type of studies Follow-up master's
Mode full-time Yes
combined Yes
distance No
Study options single-subject studies Yes
single-subject studies with specialization No
major/minor studies No
Standard length of studies 2 years
Language of instruction Czech

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doc. PhDr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D.



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