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

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.

Course evaluation

Course evaluation

After your course has finished you will be sent a web-based course evaluation questionnaire via e-mail. Your participation in the course evaluation is very valuable to us and your comments will help improve and develop the course further. All students registered on the course will receive a report of the course evaluation with all comments compiled.

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 studentcentrum@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.

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