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Social Work and Welfare

University of Stavanger

Master
24 months
Duration
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About

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 with the Social Work and Welfare course at University of Stavanger.

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 Social Work and Welfare course at University of Stavanger, 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

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

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

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.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated 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
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
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

Other requirements

General requirements

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 per semester. Umeå University and Aalborg University do not require you to pay a semester fee.

Funding

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