International Social Welfare and Health Policy

Oslo Metropolitan University

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24 months
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This International Social Welfare and Health Policy degree at Oslo Metropolitan University provides you with the knowledge and skills in social science theories and methods to analyse, develop and manage social and health policies at a high level, and it is unique in its combination of social welfare and health policy studies.


The programme’s comparative focus allows you to develop a tool set for analysis in professional fields and within many fields of research, as well as to learn more about a selected country of focus (including your own) during the research process.

Career opportunities

The objective of the International Social Welfare and Health Policy degree at Oslo Metropolitan University is to qualify candidates for the positions in social and health services that require:

  • The knowledge and ability to conduct systematic documentation and evaluation of social and health service programmes.
  • A knowledge of international and comparative studies within health and social welfare.

Many graduates have found positions in NGOs, research institutes, universities, and public and private welfare and health organisations. 

Student exchange

You can go on an exchange during your third semester or while you write your master’s thesisYou can exchange to one of OsloMet’s partners around the world.

We encourage you to take your fieldwork abroad in the third semester. We have a number of partner organisations with projects that you can write your master's thesis on, and we help to facilitate your studies abroad.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • International social welfare, 
  • International health, 
  • Risk theory and globalisation, 
  • Foundational research methods 
  • Scientific theory

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


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.

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.
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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.
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • a bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent degree, in social work, child care and welfare, political science, sociology, anthropology (or related social sciences), nursing, physiotherapy, health psychology, medicine, or a similar health-related degree
  • an average grade of at least C (according to the ECTS grading scale) on your bachelor's degree
  • proof of your English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

The only cost of this programme is the semester fee of approximately 1000 NOK (101 EUR). 


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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