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Global Perspectives in Social Work

Bachelor's level | 7.5 credits | Course code: SW1118
Autumn 2019
100% Day
Period: 4 December 2019 - 15 January 2020
2 Closed GU-17935
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 29 April 2020 - 7 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

In this course the students will get knowledge and understanding of current global challenges in social work as well major global social work strategies. Through lectures and seminars the students will apply a global definition of social work in understanding of social problems and social work interventions both at a global and local level.

Moreover, the students will reflect over ethical and professional approaches in social work in a global setting as well as own personal attitudes, values and approaches in global social work.

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Requirements and Selection

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

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 10 502 SEK
First payment: 10 502 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Tina Bergendahl Olsson
Contact form
031 - 786 5778
Sprängkullsgatan 25


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

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