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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.

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.  
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

Application for autumn 2019

We encourage all applicants to apply for the first round of admissions. The application period opens October 16, 2018.

The application is submitted at: www.universityadmissions.se
Application deadline for this round is January 15, 2019.

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. A personal letter/statement is recommended (but not obligatory).

If you choose to send your documents by regular mail, please send them to:

University Admissions in Sweden
FE 20102
SE-839 87 Östersund

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 16, 2019. The application is submitted at www.universityadmissions.se


Foto: Johan Wingborg, Göteborgs universitet

Frequently Asked Questions about the programme

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Martina Daller Almander, study administrator
phone: +46 31 786 1572

Lena Andersson, programme coordinator
phone: +46 31 786 5775


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