Welcome to the course Field Studies in 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 full-time course given between weeks 35-39.
Name of course

Field Studies in Social Work

Course code


Application code



Faculty of health and occupational studies

Course co-ordinator

Name: Marie Hansson

E-mail: marie.hansson@hig.se

Telephone: 026-648678

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

Welcome to the University College of Gävle and the course Field Studies in Social Work (SAG314). This is course is delivered over 5 weeks (Week 35-39) on an online teaching and learning mode. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 7,5 Higher Education Credits (HECs). This course is part of the Bachelor of Science programme in Social Work Specialization International Social Work, 180 credits.

The course is campus-based, but at the moment, due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 situation, all moments within the course are delivered through Zoom. The course starts week 35 with call and course introduction on Monday, August 30th at 10.00 – 12.00 on Zoom. If you cannot attend this occasion, you should inform the course coordinators, Marie Hansson at marie.hansson@hig.se or Elvi Chang at elvi.chang@hig.se.

We will try to use a variety of pedagogical methodologies such as: live and/or pre-recorded lectures, live discussion and student support, zoom-based group-work and oral presentations, peer review, reflective learning, academic publications' review and field-study report. You are strongly advised to attend all the scheduled lectures and webinars.

All lectures and webinars have different areas of focus related to certain learning outcomes. There will be three webinars during the course, which are all compulsory. The webinars are consisted of group assignments and presentations, both in oral and/or written accounts. Every webinar has specific instructions which published on CANVAS. If you miss a webinar you will have three other opportunities to complete the missing seminar(s), where at maximum only one oral presentation may be replaced with a written assignment.


Communication will be primarily during the lectures on Zoom, as well as on CANVAS where most parts of the course will take place; but you can contact the course coordinators by e-mail or telephone if you have any questions.

The content of the course such as updates, information, assignments, and tasks will be published on CANVAS, and thus it is important to check CANVAS on a regular basis.

Please begin by reading the course Syllabus and Study Guide, before the introduction session, and do not forget to enrol yourselves on LADOK and CANVAS.
We will begin the course with an introduction/information meeting. The meeting will be live on Zoom:

Time: Monday, August 30th at 10.00 – 12.00 CET
Zoom Link: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/4491837763

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: Lena Hjelm Sidansvarig: Maria Strand Sidan uppdaterades: 2021-06-21
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)