Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights
No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
This two-year international master’s programme focuses on the intersection between social work and human rights. By intertwining the two fields, the aim is to provide students with a unique perspective on human rights issues and social development in all levels of society.
The master’s programme in Social Work and Human Rights is shared by the Department of Social Work and the School of Global Studies. It is one of the most applied for international master’s programmes at the University of Gothenburg. Integrating human rights knowledge with social work provides the opportunity for students to approach a career where they work towards policy change and social justice. The programme also prepares you well for future PhD studies.
What you will learn
During the course of the programme, you will achieve deeper knowledge about social work and human rights from a global perspective and gain extensive comprehension of current research and developmental work in the area. Active participation is a key component for successful studies in this programme.
The majority of teachers involved in the programme are researchers active in the field, ensuring that your coursework will be updated with the latest research. Guest lecturers come from different parts of the world as well as other departments of the university, providing a wealth of diverse and interdisciplinary perspectives.
Through a mandatory field placement, you will get the opportunity to experience social work in a foreign country with focus on ethics, values, and intervention.
Programme structure and content
- Social Work and Welfare Systems
- Human Rights: An Interdisciplinary Approach
- Globalization, Poverty, and International Social Work
- Social Work Practice and Professionalization
- Social Work, Service Users’ Participation, and Organization
- Research Theories and Methods
- Degree Report