Master's Degree in Social Work in Gothenburg in Sweden

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In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

A Master's degree in Social Work is concerned with the improvement of the quality of life of a certain individual or communities. Students will combine research, crisis intervention, community organization and strategy to be able to attain results.

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

Gothenburg city is located in the west coast of Sweden. It is the 2nd largest city in the country and has over 500,000 inhabitants. Gothenburg has two universities Chalmers University of Technology and the University of Gothenburg.

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Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The basic idea of the Master's in Social Work and Human Rightsprogramme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights. [+]

Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights, 120 hp

The basic idea of the programme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights.

The programme is organized on a two-year basis but with the possibility to terminate after one year obtaining a one-year master degree. The programme, which is on a full time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students.

The programme is divided into separate modules with at least 15 higher education credits in each module.

First year: The master programme starts with a module called Social Work and Welfare Systems. The second module is Human Rights: An Interdiciplinary Approach. The first two modules also contain lectures, group assignments and seminars in Academic Writing. The third module, which starts the second term, is Research Theories and Methods. This is followed by a Degree Report for the students who decide to terminate their master studies after one year. The students who will continue their studies in the second year will instead take the module Social Work Practice (or choose an optional course at the Faculty of Social Science). The Swedish students will take an equivalent module abroad.... [-]