Possible courses - two examples

The Master’s programme is designed so that it paves the way for two different courses both for English speaking students with an international focus, and for Swedish students who want gain more advanced knowledge and greater proficiency within the field of social work in Sweden

Below are two examples of possible courses that you can choose within the programme. All the courses except for the Master’s dissertation are part time which means that you can take two parallel courses if you want to study full time.

Over and above the special competence acquired, both study routes lead to a qualification for a third-cycle course in social work. In addition the programme qualifies you for further research studies.

For the students with the focus on internationalisation

All courses listed below use English as the instruction language and provide the opportunity to use English or Swedish in the exam. Everyone will take the same courses during the first term in order to give everyone basic information about the university’s profile ”health promotion in working life” and also how to make preparative studies in scientific methods before writing a dissertation. During the first term you choose which courses you want to take during the second term.

Year 1

Term 1 Compulsory courses

  1. Social work, health and ill-health in the community and working life, 15 credits
  2. Qualitative, quantitative and combined research methods, 15 credits

Term 2 Selective courses

  1. Evaluation and evidence-based social work 7.5 credits, weeks 36-45
  2. Community development and collective empowerment, 7.5 credits, weeks 36-45
  3. Perspectives on psychosocial work, 7.5 credits, weeks 46-03
  4. Alcohol and psychoactive drugs 7.5 credits, weeks 46-03

Year 2

Term 3 Compulsory course

  1. Master’s dissertation in social work, 30 credits

Term 4. Selective courses

  1. International social work, 7.5 credits, weeks 36-45
  2. Psychosocial work and health in a lifelong perspective, 15 credits, weeks 36-03
  3. Eco-Social Work for Sustainable Living 7,5 credits, (independent course) weeks 46-03

For students who are studying with the focus on the Swedish field study

The courses listed below have either Swedish or English as the instruction language with the possibility of taking the exam in Swedish.

Year 1

Term 1 Compulsory courses

  1. Social work, health and ill-health in the community and working life, 15 credits
  2. Qualitative, quantitative and combined research methods, 15 credits

Term 2 Selective courses

  1. Evaluation and evidence-based social work 7.5 credits, weeks 36-45
  2. Community development and collective empowerment, 7.5 credits, weeks 36-45
  3. Perspectives on psychosocial work, 7.5 credits, weeks 46-03
  4. Alcohol and psychoactive drugs 7.5 credits, weeks 46-03

Year 2

Term 3 Compulsory course

  1. Master’s dissertation in social work, 30 credits

Term 4. Selective courses

  1. Psychosocial work and health in a lifelong perspective, 15 credits, (English and Swedish) weeks 36-03
  2. Community work and collective empowerment, 7.5 credits (English and Swedish) weeks 36-45
  3. Alcohol and psychoactive drugs, 7.5 credits (English and Swedish) weeks 46-03

Several selective courses are under development.

Published by: Zara Lindahl Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2016-11-01
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