Study Programme in Social Work, Specialisation International Social Work 210 cr

Significant challenges on an ever-growing labour market

Helping people in vulnerable situations is a part of everyday life for a social worker. Internationally this line of work can offer extraordinary challenges, which may manifest as differences in values and perspectives concerning culture, religion and tradition.

Problem-based learning

As a student at the international study programme in social work, you will acquire knowledge about individuals, groups and societies. Through problem-based learning, you will learn to combine theoretical knowledge with issues and problems in the social field.

Broad field of work

The demand for social workers with an international profile has increased dramatically over the last few years. As an international social worker, you will have a broad field of work either abroad or in your home country with international aid organisations etc. Other workplaces for a social worker include the public sector within individual and family care, the prison and probation service, addiction treatment or youth and family counselling.

The international study programme in social work is aimed at both Swedish and foreign students, and English is the language of instruction. Upon completion of the programme, you will receive a social worker degree. The programme will also fulfil entry requirements for further studies in second-cycle courses.

Two application periods - application deadline for international students, January 15

The Study Programme in Social Work is an international programme with two application periods. The international application round, open between October 17 – January 15 and the national application round, open between March 15 – April 15.  Apply at

Further reading about the programme

Application information

Requirements for admission to the programme are the basic university entrance requirements along with the following special requirements (upper secondary level) - mathematics course B (Ma B) - social studies course B (Sh A) with a grade of at least Pass in each of the above.



Application *

*) The online application at opens approximately one month before application deadline.

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