Ostravská univerzita v Ostravě
701 03 Ostrava
The Department of Psychology and Social Service provides teaching of six subjects for the degree programme of Social Policy and Social Work: Counselling in Social Work, a three-year Bachelor degree programme (on-site and combined forms), Social Work with Focus on Counselling, a two-year Master's degree graduate programme (on-site and combined forms), Social Work with Focus on Counselling, a five-year Master's degree programme (phased out in 2009). On graduating from the Master's degree programmes, graduates may take a post-Master’s examination and acquire the PhDr. (post-Master’s) degree. The Master's degree programme of Social Policy and Social Work are followed by the three-year doctoral degree programme Social Counselling and Social Service Management, on-site or in combined form, for which the Ph.D. degree is awarded. International cooperation enables selected students to spend semesters at international colleges and universities in the UK, Ireland, Poland, Slovakia and Spain. Since the academic year 2008/2009, the major/minor type Bachelor degree programme of Psychology has been accredited. Apart from these programmes, the Department of Psychology and Social Service also provides teaching of subjects related to economics, law, psychology and other humanities for various programmes of all faculties of the University of Ostrava. As a part of its lifelong education programmes, the Department allows those interested in improving their qualifications to apply for certified two-year courses of Counselling in Social Work and Social Work with Focus on Counselling, both in combined (part-distance) form.
Members of the Department of Psychology and Social Service are currently involved in two research programmes funded by the Czech Science Foundation: "Personality Variables as Moderators and Mediators of Stress Resistance", concentrating on the management of stress both related and unrelated to work, and "Prosocial Behaviour: Examining the Concept with a Particular Focus on Altruism, Affiliation, and Empathy". The Department continues to work within the Erasmus programme on the problem of school violence and coexistence at school with its partner, the University of Almería.