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Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights 120 credits

About the program

This programme is one of the most applied for international master's programmes at the University of Gothenburg!

The programme is organized on a two-year basis. The programme, which is on a full-time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students. The programme is divided into separate modules with at least 15 higher education credits in each module.

Programme description


Revised programme description to apply from autumn 2018

Programme description to apply from autumn term 2015 

Programme structure

1st year

• Social Work and Welfare Systems, 15 ECTS
• Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach, 15 ECTS
• Globalisation, Poverty and International Social Work, 15 ECTS
• Social Work Practice and Professionalization, 15 ECTS

2nd year

• Social Work, Service Users' Participation and Organization, 15 ECTS
• Research Theories and Methods, 15 ECTS
• Degree Report, 30 ECTS

Admissions

We encourage all applicants to apply for the first round of admissions. The application period opens October 16, 2019.

The application is submitted at: www.universityadmissions.se
Application deadline for this round is January 15, 2020.

You need to support your application with formal documents, sent in by post/submitted digitally. Supporting documents include certified copies of:

  • BA degree in original language
  • BA degree in English
  • Official transcripts in original language
  • Official transcripts in English
  • Results from TOEFL, IELTS or other accepted English test


You also need to submit a copy of your passport, but it does not need to be certified.

If you choose to send your documents by regular mail, please send them to the address below.

If you choose to do so, please read these instructions from University Admissions about postal service and registerad mail carefully!

University Admissions in Sweden
R 312
SE-106 53 Stockholm
Sweden

Applicants with Swedish or other EU/EEA citizenship (applicants who do not need to apply for a visa):

Applicants with Swedish or other EU/EEA citizenship (applicants who do not need to apply for a visa) can also apply in the second admission round. The application opens March 15 and closes April 15, 2020. The application is submitted at www.universityadmissions.se

Students who have completed the former International Master of Science in Social Work (IMSSW) programme at the University of Gothenburg can be admitted to the Master’s Programme in Social Work and Human Rights to obtain a Degree of Master of Science (Two Years) with a Major in Social Work with Specialization in Human Rights. These students will be given credit for the courses attended in the IMSSW programme. 

Course syllabus and reading list

Please use the indicated course code to search for the course syllabus and reading list, using the University of Gothenburg's database for course syllabi

  • SW2170 Social Work and Welfare Systems, 15 credits
  • SW2271 Human Rights: an Interdisciplinary Approach, 15 credits
  • SW2277, Globalization, Poverty and International Social Work, 15 credits
  • SW2274 Social Work Practice and Professionalization, 15 credits
  • SW2275 Social Work, Service User Participation and Organization, 15 credits
  • SW2373 Research Theories and Methods, 15 credits
  • SW2579 Degree Report, 30 credits
     

Photo by Johan Wingborg, Göteborgs universitet

Contact

master@socwork.gu.se

Monica Nordenfors, programme coordinator
phone: +46 31 786 5790
monica.nordenfors@socwork.gu.se

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