Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dean’s Message

Welcome to the International Balkan University faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences!

We hope that you will enjoy your virtual visit of our faculty and university. Meanwhile, we strongly encourage you to come and visit us in person, until then let’s make this virtual journey together!

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at International Balkan University is  situated in the Skopje, where East meets West, and South waves to North, at the interface of rural and urban communities of extraordinary ethnic diversity. Our students benefit from this fertile environment,  by gaining the opportunity to study Psychology, Political Sciences and Religious Studies. They develop knowledge in their discipline area and acquire skills for rewarding and meaningful careers.

The professors at the Faculty work closely with the students and care deeply for their success, With their substantial expertise, they ensure that students are gaining  knowledge of the latest developments in their field.

We prepare graduates with the knowledge, skills and passion to become creative  leaders, that capable of functioning  in groups and as individuals.

I invite you to participate in  many of the opportunities offered by the Faculty of Humanities, and Social Sciences at International Balkan University.

Our mission fulfils the Faculty’s uniqueness: “Integrating Humanities and Social Sciences for the Local and Global Societies.”

I  look forward to welcoming  you to our faculty and help you achieve your fullest potential as the leaders of tomorrow.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Emilija Stoimenova-Canevska
Dean

Departments

 

1.Psychology

Description

Psychology is academic and applied discipline which considers behavior and psychological processes   as a subject of its research. The obtained results are used in different areas of human functioning on individual and group level, as well as on the community level.Therefore, Psychology is not just interested in human behavior and psychological processes that are natural and healthy, but it accentuates impasses as well as disorders that appeared and repercussion on individual, group and community level.  Consequently, the study program of Psychology is offering a contemporary program that is a synthesis of theoretical approaches and knowledge from the most recent empirical research and obtained results, that are applicative and embedded in everyday real life, making follow ups and regular research in practice that supports science based on evidence.

 

Educational Aims

IBU has organized its courses and experiences to develop student mastery of the concepts, theory, and methods of psychology. Beginning students learn how to observe behavior scientifically and understand basic concepts and theories in psychology. Intermediate students are introduced to practical experiences in client care, and research design, which require an understanding of various psychological theories and frameworks as a base to decision making. Advanced students learn to integrate theory and experience in sophisticated attempts to understand the complexity of human behavior.

The specific goals of the study program in Psychology are as following:

  • to provide effective education;
  • to provide knowledge and practice and prepare the individuals to establish a successful career in the field of psychology;
  • to create conditions for professional growth and involvement in lifelong learning in response to the needs of the society.

 

Career Opportunities

It is true that to be a licensed clinical psychologist or therapist, post graduate education is necessary. However, there are many rewarding and interesting career options for those earning baccalaureate degrees, too. They can be employed in variety of organizations and industries from education to business and health sector.

You can pursue your career in: human recourse sector, in counseling centers in health and social field, in NGOs, in the schools, in hospitals as intern, as well as consultant in the business and the legal sector .

National Framework of Qualifications

Study Program Course List

 

2.Political Sciences

Description

Political Sciences study the governments in each phase of their development, the process through which political decisions are being made and also political science study a variety of issues while affecting the behavior of governments and states in general. The specific subfields of this discipline include analyzes of governments and policies, a comparison of governments and their policies, international relations, political theory, political parties and interest groups and the public administration.

 

Educational Aims

Specific objectives of the study program of Political Sciences are as following:

  • To provide an effective education through knowledge and practice in establishing a  successful career in the field of Political Sciences.
  • To provide an effective education for being competitive within the international market of labor in the field of Political Sciences.
  • To create conditions for professional development and involvement in lifelong learning process in response to the contemporary needs of Political Sciences.

Career opportunities

Having a Bachelor’s degree in Political Sciences can lead to exciting careers in state and local governments; law; business; international organizations; nonprofit associations and organizations; campaign management and polling; journalism; research and university teaching as well.

National Framework of Qualifications

Study Program Course List