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Children in Adverse Life Situations: Social Work with Children at Risk and Their Families

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: SW2231
Autumn 2018
100% Day
Period: 3 September 2018 - 6 November 2018
2 Closed GU-17966
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course deals with the following topics: Theories and methods in social work with children in adverse life situations and their families. Contemporary research related to children at risk and their families. The life situations of children at risk in relation to issues of power, socio-economical conditions, physical and mental health, gender and ethnicity. Children’s position in society and in the family. The role of the social worker in child protection matters. Children’s rights issues.

Course Syllabus


Requirements and Selection

Requirements: A Bachelor´s degree in Social Work or in related topics and proficiency in English.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 20 750 SEK
First payment: 20 750 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Tina Bergendahl
Contact form
031 - 786 5778
Sprängkullsgatan 25


Department of Social Work
Box 720
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 25

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