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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.

Register on your course!

Period for course registration in Ladok: 14–27 August.

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.

Course information

Course information
Course and application code

SAA104 15127

Study period and pace

35-44 Day-time part-time

Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator


Brita Backlund Rambaree

+46 72-465 12 88


Questions about registration and admission


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, group work, 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 does not have meetings on campus.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 on the course are scheduled in the afternoon on Mondays. There will be one compulsory webinar and this is scheduled Monday 18/9 at 13.00-16.00. There are also some non-compulsory live sessions on Zoom and the dates for these are 28/8, 4/9 and 2/10. In addition, it is good to put aside time during week 36 for a group assignment.

The course starts Monday 28th August with a live Zoom session 13.00-15.00. The link to the Zoom session will be posted on our learning platform, Canvas. This first session will contain course introduction followed by a lecture. The lecture will also be available as a recording afterwards, but it is recommended that you attend live online since the course introduction will not be recorded and you have the possibility to ask questions about the course.

The learning platform that we will use is Canvas. Live sessions take place via Zoom.

The course is given by the Faculty of health and occupational studies

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.

Service and Support


You need to apply for accommodation yourself. Please remember to do it in good time before your arrival. The University of Gävle does not provide any student accommodation.

Free Microsoft Office

As a student at the University of Gävle you have the opportunity to install Microsoft Office on up to five computers. The Office package includes Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook and Onenote.

  • Library

The library is located in the middle of campus and is open to everybody. You can reach all digital resources such as e-books and e-journals after logging in with your user account.

  • Residence permit
    • If you are a non-EU citizen you need to apply for a residence permit. Start the process of applying for a residence permit as soon as possible. This can be a slow process and take several months. It is therefore good to get started as soon as possible!

Student Centre

At the Student Centre you will meet knowledgeable staff that can assist you in just about anything regarding your studies at the University of Gävle. The Student Centre is located in building 22. You will also find a café in this area and TV displays showing current information and the daily timetabling. If you have any study-related questions, you can contact the Student Centre at studentsupport@hig.se

Student Support

  • Sometimes you need help to manage your studies and student life. At the University of Gävle we have several support functions to help you deal with various study-related situations, such as, for example, study guidance counselling, student health and welfare, and support for disabled students.

Tuition fees

  • If you have any questions about tuition fees, please find more information in our FAQ.

Web meetings with Zoom

  • Zoom are a services for web meetings at the University of Gävle. You usually need a webcam and headset with a microphone.
  • Web meetings with Zoom

Wireless network (wifi)

Eduroam (EDUcation ROAMing) gives you access to the Internet when you are staying on the University campus. It also provides internet access at other universities and colleges that are connected to eduroam. Eduroam also works at many airports, railway stations and hotels.

Published by: Lena Hjelm Page responsible: Satu Moberg Updated: 2023-06-19
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)