Faculty of Social
and Economic Sciences
Comenius University Bratislava

social and work psychology in English

General information about study program

study program: Social and work psychology
field of study: Psychology 
form of study: Internal 
standard length of study: 3 years
study language: English

Support staff and study advisors


Mgr. Ivana Popovičová, PhD. 
Mgr. Katarína Křížová, PhD. 
Mgr. Katarína Greškovičová, PhD. 
Mgr. Bronislava Strnádelová, PhD. 
Mgr. Lukáš Bakoš, PhD. 
Mgr. et Mgr. Václav Linkov, PhD. 
Mgr. Veronika Sklenárová
Mgr. Rastislav Janičík
Mgr. Radoslav Merva
Mgr. Ing. Pablo Mariani LL.M., MBA

Study advisor for 1st class and applicants: Mgr. Katarína Greškovičová, PhD. (katarina.greskovicovafses.uniba.sk)
Study advisor for 2nd class: Mgr. Veronika Sklenárová
Study advisor for 3rd class: Mgr. Ing. Pablo Mariani LL.M., MBA

students' study advisor (only for current students): Marharyta Golub

coordinator for mobility and Erasmus+: Mgr. Katarína Křížová, PhD. (katarina.krizovafses.uniba.sk

coordinator for students with special needs: Ing. Veronika Miťková, PhD. (veronika.mitkovafses.uniba.sk)

Application requirements

Obligatory requirements

Graduate of high school degree – high school diploma/certificate (in case of applicants graduating from high school outside the territory of Slovak republic - provision of decision on recognition of education from abroad) 

Knowledge of English at B2 level – speaking, writing, reading and listening skills – provided by either language certificate (based on the ministerial decree no. 319/2008, external part of leaving examination (Slovak high schools) or SCIO tests from English (with minimum percentile 60) or state exam in English language or other corresponding English language certificate. 


Optional requirements

Interest in psychology 

SCIO tests in general study prerequisites 

Graduate's profile

The graduate of the study program Social and Work Psychology within the field of Psychology has knowledge in general orientation that focuses on the history, current developments in the field, and an overview of psychological specializations. The core of knowledge is focused on basic knowledge of theoretical and applied psychological disciplines, which primarily lead to knowledge of the individual and psychological aspects of behaviour and experience within groups and group dynamics (general psychology, developmental psychology, history of psychology, introduction to neuropsychology and neurophysiology, social psychology, personality psychology, cognitive psychology, socio-psychological skills training, organizational and work psychology, educational and school psychology, counselling psychology, methodology and methods in psychology, quantitative methods, qualitative methods, health psychology, psychology of marketing communication, statistics, clinical psychology, professional stage, psychology of minority groups, school psychology interventions, evolutionary psychology, bachelor thesis seminar, social cognition). The student also gains knowledge of the field of psychological assessment, including psychometry and methodology. In addition, the graduate has basic knowledge of other selected areas of humanities, social and behavioural sciences, and knowledge of ethical principles in the performance of psychological and research activities, and the ability to apply these principles.

The graduate has skills in using the psychological methodology, especially interviewing, focus groups, and observation, has mastered the basic principles of assessment and evaluation in basic specializations (clinical psychology, educational psychology, school psychology, counselling psychology, work & organizational psychology). The graduate can design a simple research plan (including an experiment) and implement it, including mainly data collection and subsequent quantitative or qualitative analysis. The graduate can also orient themself in current scientific resources and search for relevant literature in the field, interpret the results of studies, write professional texts and present the assigned tasks, goals, and results/products to the working team.  

The graduate is independent in solving specific problems in a changing environment. He/she can plan their further education, autonomy, and responsibility in decision-making concerning the issues of the study field. He/she can present their own opinions appropriately and professionally, including creative and flexible thinking. He/she applies in the bachelor's thesis the acquired competence to carry out research using quantitative and qualitative procedures. He/she gained experience in the field at an traineeship in psychology, which enables them to acquire the necessary employability skills and align their expectations with the practice. 

The graduate is independent in solving theoretical and practical problems in a broader context. In the professional presentation of their opinion, he/she can effectively use the argumentation strategies of individual thinkers, independently and critically evaluate the arguments. He/she expresses their opinion cultivated in linguistic (oral and written) professional expression. He/she can take positions on individual and social issues and make decisions in the context of value perspectives. He/she ethically and responsibly decides on the study field's moral, social, legal, and economic contexts. 

The graduate's profile and composition of the study programme are in line with the recommendations of EuroPsy - the European Certificate in Psychology (EFPA, 2019), which supports the implementation of new subjects in teaching to achieve equivalence and recognition of education in Europe according to the Long-term Development Plan of Comenius University (https://uniba.sk/fileadmin/ruk/legislativa/2021/dlhodoby_zamer_rozvoja_UK_2021-2027.pdf).  The profile of the graduate further corresponds to the Long-term Development Plan of Comenius University, specifically in the field of research goals focused on mental processes, behaviour and human mind; the impact of digital technologies on the educational, rehabilitation, and therapeutic processes; issues of minority groups and communities with different linguistic and cultural traditions. The graduate is prepared to study psychology at the master's level at a university in Slovakia or abroad.

Graduates' employability:

Career guide, consultant
Supervisor of administrative workers
Human resources specialist (generalist, HR business partner)
Remuneration and benefits specialist
Education and human resources development specialist
Manager of education and staff development
Client centre supervisor
HR Consultant, HR Specialist, Recruiter
Personnel administration specialist  
HR planning and controlling specialist  
Methodologist of work with youth
Lecturer of further education
Lecturer for work with youth
Marketing and market research specialist
Product specialist 

Study plan and courses description

Study plan

Courses description

Partner organisations

Assessment Systems Slovakia, s.r.o.


Mannpower Slovensko 

Slovenská asociácia pre kritickú psychológiu

PDCS, o.z.

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