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Internationalisation and Social Work

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

This course aims at critical exploration of current issues in social work in an international context.  Social work in global sociopolitical contexts, cultures and ideologies behind ways of organising social work is discussed. Social work models are discussed and contextualized. The global relevance and transferences of current issues in social work like evidence based practice, de-professionalization versus professionalization are examined in the course

Application and eligibility

Internationalisation and Social Work, 15 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%, Distance

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Outline for distance course

The course in internet-based

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 ECTS  within one of the following: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Peace and conflict studies, Gender Studies, Economic and social geography, Political science, Law/legal Science
or in other courses that are considered equal to thus above, including a minimum of 15 ECTS bachelor thesis. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.


Academic credits

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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