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Children, Youth and Family in Social Work

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

This course deals with the living conditions of children, youth and families in a welfare society. The course aims to give students deeper knowledge of various theoretical perspectives in the field.  Empirical comparisons of these conditions will be used to illustrate living conditions and social work interventions in relation to different forms of vulnerability. The course has a problem-oriented approach and builds on students’ active participation throughout.

The course has three parts. In Part 1, children’s social needs, rights and psychological development are examined. In Part 2, children and family needs, conditions and vulnerabilities are studied. In Part 3, students work individually on a written examination of a topic of their own choice. The course provides an advanced examination of different theoretical perspectives and research-based knowledge in areas relevant to children, youth and family in social work. In each of the course’s three parts, different themes will be examined using theoretical categories such as gender, class, ethnicity, sexuality and age, as well as the comparative tools of time and space.

Application and eligibility

Children, Youth and Family in Social Work, 15 hp

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Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 ECTS within the social sciences education in the following subjects: social work, sociology, Psychology, Peace and conflict studies, pedagogic, Gender Studies and social geography, Political science, Law/legal Science or in other courses that are considered equal to thus above, including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits or 90 ECTS within nursing including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5 or comparable is also required

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2851

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 15 January 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 ECTS within the social sciences education in the following subjects: social work, sociology, Psychology, Peace and conflict studies, pedagogic, Gender Studies and social geography, Political science, Law/legal Science or in other courses that are considered equal to thus above, including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits or 90 ECTS within nursing including an individual essay carrying at least 15 credits. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5 or comparable is also required

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-28519

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK22,500

Total fee

SEK22,500

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