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Social Work and Human Rights

University University of Gothenburg
Degree type Master
Academic title M.A. Master of Arts
Location Sweden
Methodology on campus
Commitment Full time
Duration 24- months
Tuition fee Tuition free
Deadline 16. October 2019
Language English

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The Master’s Programme in Social Work and Human Rights is shared by the Department of Social Work and the Department of Global Studies. It is one of the most applied for international master’s programmes at the University of Gothenburg. It is a full-time (120 ECTS) programme, accessible for both international and Swedish students.

During the programme, the students will achieve a deeper knowledge about social work and human rights in a global perspective as well as gain extensive comprehension of current research and developmental work in the area. Through field placement, the students get the opportunity to experience social work in a foreign country with focus on ethics, values and intervention.

Course Syllabus

  • Social Work and Welfare Systems
  • Human Rights: an interdisciplinary approach
  • Research Theories and Methods
  • Social Work Practice and Professionalization
  • Social Work, Service Users Participation and Organisation
  • Globalisation, Poverty and International Social Work
  • Degree Report

Admission Requirements

The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, or a Bachelor’s Degree in related topics. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

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Human Rights Careers

Human Rights Careers (HRC) aims to help human rights students, recent graduates and young professionals to pursue a career in the highly competitive field of human rights.