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University of Gothenburg
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View of the city of Gothenburg
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About us

The Department of Social Work is a part of the Faculty of Social sciences at the University of Gothenburg. The department is one of the largest at the university with 1 500 students and a staff of 130.

The majority of our students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Science programme in Social Work - one of the most applied for programmes in Sweden. We also offer three international Master's programmes, as well as second cycle courses for professionals who wish to gain deeper knowledge about social work as well as extensive comprehension of current research, or for the purpose of going on to graduate studies.

We are located in the heart of the city of Gothenburg, in the friendly neighbourhood of Haga - one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Gothenburg.