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Universidade Lusófona

Master in Social Work: Management of Social and Well-Being Facilities

Social Services Institute

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Confered Degree | Duration | ECTS

Master | 4 Semesters | 120 ECTS

Programme Director

Prof:ª Doutora Aida Ferreira


Sandra Guedes Abrantes

Entrance Conditions

The following may apply for the Master's Degree:
a) People who hold a B.A. or equivalent degree;
b) People who hold a foreign academic degree awarded after a 1st study cycle organized according to the Bologna Process by a member state of that process;
c) People who hold a foreign academic degree acknowledged as a degree satisfying the objectives of the graduate degree by the due body;
d) People who have a school, scientific or professional curriculum acknowledged by the due body of ULHT certifying the capacity to obtain this study cycle.

Programme requirements

Have completed a total of 120 ECTS


Many of the professionals that act in the Social domains (cooperatives, mutual benefit societies, associations), namely in the sectors of privileged intervention of the social solidarity institutions, do not possess academic competences in management, although they are frequently asked to assume responsibilities in this field.

This gap is highlighted by the fact that if we consider corporate structures, holders of such competences and that have been investing in social areas in the last years, through banks, insurance companies and lucrative companies, with clear levels of public acceptance and social efficiency.

In this context, Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies of Lisbon, has conceived and promotes a 2nd Cycle of Studies in Social Service ¿ Management of Social and Well-being Units, with the goal to transport, to non-profit social sectors, advanced management competences, with no loss inherent to serving all professionals at the same time, independently of the sector of the respective activity.

Knowledge, abilities and skills to be acquired

In general terms, the Master¿s program intends to train professionals of social service and other social area, as well as provide an advanced training and competences for the management of social and well-being units.

In specific terms, the Master¿s program will allow the acquisition of the following competences:
Organisation, planning, budget plan, follow-up and evaluation in terms of management:
Applying operational management techniques of human resources and leadership in multidisciplinary teams.

Further Studies

Specialisation and post-graduation programs, including 3rd cycle programs referring to PhD studies.

Scientific Areas

Serviços sociais | Gestão e administração

Study Plan

1st Year/ Semester ECTS
Advanced Methods of ResearchFirst Semester6
Option IFirst Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
First Semester6
Budget and Financial Management of Social UnitsSecond Semester6
Option IISecond Semester6
ProjectSecond Semester6
Project Assessment and ManagementSecond Semester6
Second Semester6
2nd Year/ Semester ECTS
Research SeminarFirst Semester15

Teaching staff


Early Apllications (for enrolled students only) 0 €
External Students 0 €
Holders of Foreign Higher Education 300 €
Holders of University Degree 126 €
Holders of University Degree - Alumni 0 €
Student Insurance40 €
Enrollment and Registration184 €
Average value for 30 ECTS semestral curricular units 235,2 €
Per ECTS 7,84 €

Other fees may be applied in accordance with the regulations in force