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Social Work and Welfare

University of Stavanger

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The University of Stavanger in Norway and Aalborg University in Denmark combine their academic strengths to provide a state-of-the-art education, taught in English, within a Nordic equality and diversity context.

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Overview

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. You learn about Nordic Welfare Models, welfare transition, innovation and user participation in an international classroom and develop new perspectives and understandings of the field of social work in a global perspective. Throughout the master programme, you 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 practice and service users – the practice research approach

Through in-depth knowledge and understanding of the comprehensive Nordic social welfare model, you will enhance the international and comparative discourses on social work practices within different welfare regimes. Potential future employers include social welfare agencies, non-profit organisations and private firms. You will be prepared to assume roles of supervisors and leaders in the global arena of social work and welfare.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Welfare Practices and Social Work Theories
  • Ethical Reflections in Contextual Social Work
  • Nordic Models of Gender Equality and Welfare
  • Migration, Integration and Ethnic Relations in Social Work
  • Qualitative Methods in Social Work
  • Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • Problem Based Learning
  • Field Study
  • Practice Research and Service User Perspectives

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

International students can only enroll for studies at the University of Stavanger once a year, in August

Language

English
IELTS or TOEFL needed

Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80 (required)
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.
53 (required)

Other requirements

General requirements

In order to be eligible for the Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare, a Bachelor’s degree with a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas or equivalent is required:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Development studies

Professional bachelor's degrees in the following areas also qualify for admission:

  • Social work
  • Social pedagogy       
  • Social education
  • Child welfare
  • Social care 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per semester and a duration of 24 months.

All students are required to pay a semester fee of NOK 740 ($83) per semester. Umeå University and Aalborg University do not require you to pay a semester fee.

Funding

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