Welcome to the course International Social Work 7,5cr

On this page you will find information about your course, course registration and more. Here you will also find your course syllabus and the course timetable.

Course information

This course is a half-time course between weeks 35-44.
Name of course

International Social Work

Course code


Application code



Faculty of health and occupational studies

Course co-ordinator

Name: Brita Backlund Rambaree

Email: Brita.B.Rambaree@hig.se

Phone: 0724651288

Course administration

Name: Lena Hjelm

E-mail: studentsupport@hig.se

Register on your course!

In order to register on your course, you first need to create a user account. Read more about how to activate your user account in our guide, "Five steps to get started".

If you do not register on time, you will lose your place on the course. Please contact your course administrator before the end of the registration period if you are experiencing problems with course registration.

If you are conditionally admitted you are not able to register on the course yourself.

Period for course registration: 16 august – 29 august

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

This course is offered in English and it is an advanced level, part-time course that runs over 10 weeks. It is offered as a distance course and the teaching and learning takes place through a mix of live and pre-recorded lectures, an online webinar, web-based interaction and work on a take-home exam. All readings for the course are in English but students can choose to write the take-home exam in either English or Swedish.

The course is offered as a programme course on both the Master programme in Social Work (course code SAA104) and the 7th semester of the Socionom programme (course code SAA012).
All live sessions of the course are scheduled in the afternoon on Mondays. There will be one compulsory webinar and this is scheduled Monday 20th September 13.00-16.00.

The course starts Monday 30th August with a live Zoom session 14.00-16.00. This session contains course introduction followed by a live lecture. The link to the Zoom session will be posted on our learning platform, Canvas.


The learning platform that we will use is Canvas. In Canvas you will find useful information such as schedule, syllabus, literature list and Study Guide. Pre-recorded lectures will be available for viewing via Canvas. Live sessions will be held via Zoom.

Log in to Canvas

Written exams

Registration for exams, including re-takes, is mandatory. You can register for exams via Ladok. You need to register at least ten days before the exam date. If you didn't register in time, you can not take your exam. No exceptions are made from this rule, we do not accept registrations when the deadline is passed.

If you are a distance study student and want to take your exam off-campus, you need to apply to do so at least three weeks prior to the exam date.

Publicerad av: Satu Moberg Sidansvarig: Lisa Olsson Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-07-01
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