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Nordic Master Programme in Social Work and Welfare

In a globalized world, with growing social diversity and increasing international migration, social workers face new challenges and demands. This unique, joint degree programme explores new approaches and methods that generate innovation, new knowledge and improved skills for the practice fields. Students learn in an international classroom and develop new perspectives and understandings of the field of social work in a global perspective.

The University of Stavanger, Umeå University and Aalborg University combine their academic strengths to provide state-of-the-art education within a Nordic equality and diversity context. While moving between campuses in Norway, Sweden and Denmark, students learn about Nordic Welfare Models, welfare transition, innovation and user participation.

Throughout the master programme, students engange in the following:

  • Monitoring innovation processes and comparing innovation in welfare services
  • Identifying new ways to develop policies that promote equality and diversity
  • Exploring power issues from both theoretical and experiences based perspectives
  • Identifying empowerment strategies for increased user participation in welfare services
  • Comparing social work in different contexts and countries and adapting best practices
  • Developing new research approaches that focus on close collaboration between research, social work practive and service users – the practice research approach

You'll find more information and the application form on the website for Nordic Master Programme in Social Work and Welfare.

Courses in Social Work held in English

Children, Youth and Family in Social Work, 15 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Open for late application
Internationalisation and Social Work, 15 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Qualitative methods in Social work, 7.5 Credits, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 100%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Open for late application
Social work in somatic and psychiatric care, 15 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Open for late application
Social Work in Sweden, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 100%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Open for late application
Social Work with Elderly, 15 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare Social Work and Welfare
Open for late application
Swedish Social Welfare in Comparative Perspective, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 100%
Subject: Social Work and Welfare