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Social Science: Focus Social Work, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (WUR) Karlstad, Sweden
Studies in social work centre on independent research and investigation work as well as independent analysis for the purpose of deepening knowledge of social work and social problems at the individual, group and society level, locally and globally.
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Overview

The programme involves studies at Master"s level in one of the subjects history, human geography, social work, sociology or political science.

The programme also includes elective courses, offering opportunities for specialised or broadened knowledge in a multidisciplinary perspective. It offers in-depth subject knowledge with a broadening perspective and preparation for professional life as well as further studies. Students indicate their choice of major on their application.

Studies in social work centre on independent research and investigation work as well as independent analysis for the purpose of deepening knowledge of social work and social problems at the individual, group and society level, locally and globally.

Students also deepen their understanding and analysis of the organisation of daily life for vulnerable groups in society with a focus on human-oriented organisations.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theories of Social Work
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Methods of Social Science
  • Glocal and Local Relations
  • Degree Project in Social work
  • Evaluation and Evidence in the Public Sector
  • Optional course
  • Welfares and Social Exclusion

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    120 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

General admission requirements for studies at Master's level.

Specific requirements:

Upper secondary level Swedish 3 or B and English 6 or B.

For the chosen Major:

- History: Bachelor's Degree of 180 ECTS credits with a major in history, or equivalent.

- Human Geography: Bachelor's Degree of 180 ECTS credits with a major in human geography/tourism studies with an emphasis on human geography, or equivalent.

- Social Work: General or professional Bachelor's Degree of 180 ECTS credits, inclusing degree project 15 ECTS cr with a major in social care or social work, or equivalent.

- Sociology: Bachelor's Degree of 180 ECTS credits with a major in sociology or social psychology, or equivalent.

- Political Science: Bachelor's Degree of 180 ECTS credits with a major in political science, or equivalent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9084 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9084 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

range from 95.000 to 245.000 SEK. 

Living costs for Karlstad

  • 4000 - 8500 SEK/month
    Living Costs

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