Global Perspectives in Social Work

Bachelor’s level
7.5 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 11 500 SEK
First payment: 11 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

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Application closed, late application opens 15 July 2024.


The course aims to provide the students with knowledge and understanding of current global challenges, major strategies and human rights issues in relation to social work locally as well as globally.
The target groups of the course are international students and Swedish students planning to do internship abroad.


The students will, in lectures and assignments,
explore how globally defined social problems affect human beings on a local
level and how different models of welfare states meet people’s needs. The
students also have the opportunity to discuss and analyse ethical issues in
relation to class, gender, ethnicity and place in a global perspective.


A major aim of the course is to give the
students analytical as well as practical tools in order to understand, assess
and problematize social problems and 
unequal power relations ships globally as well as locally.


The ethnically diverse group of students
will also serve as a platform for discussions about power imbalance, human
rights and social justice in a global social work context

Prerequisites and selection


To be eligible for the course as, Global Perspectives in Social Work, 7.5 credits, the equivalent of 60 credits in social science subject is required. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/ Englich B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.


The core themes and theoretical concepts will be explained
and discussed in lectures.


The purpose of the seminars is to provide the student with
an arena to apply, critically discuss and reflect upon theoretical concepts
from literature and lectures.


As part of the course assessment students are required to
write an essay. The course ends with final seminars where the individual
examination will be presented and discussed.

Exchange opportunities