Welcome to the course Social Work and Sustainable Development 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 distans course given between weeks 45-02
Name of course

Social Work and Sustainable Development

Course code


Application code



Faculty of health and occupational studies

Course co-ordinator

Name: Komal Singh Rambaree

E-mail: komal.singh.rambaree@hig.se

Telephone: 026-648266

Course administration

Namn: 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: 25 october – 7 November

About the course

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course syllabus, reading list and timetable

Course organisation and communication

Course organisation

Welcome to the course Social Work & Sustainable Development (Fully Online Course in English & Swedish). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 7.5 Higher Education Credits (HECs).

This is an advanced-level (master level) course. To participate in the course, you shall have completed 180 HECs or equivalent. If you do not have the required number of credits (i.e. 180), then you should immediately inform the course coordinator (kolsie@hig.se ).

This part-time course; that is of 7.5 HECs is delivered over 10 weeks (Week 45-02) on an online teaching and learning mode. Instead of seminars, learners will have to present Webinars through Zoom.

During this first (live) online meeting via zoom link https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/6935548407- , on Wednesday 10th of November, 2021 from 13:00 to 16:00 - the study guide will be discussed, the course outline will be presented and the procedures as well as the arrangements for the delivery of the course will be explained to you. Leaners will have the possibilities to ask questions and clarifications, as well as make some acceptable suggestions.


The pedagogical methods used in this particular course will vary and includes: group work (via skype & zoom), lectures (pre-recorded on zoom will be in English), documentary films, debates and discussions, self-arranged field visit/s, researching techniques, brainstorming, articles’ review etc. Students can choose to complete their written tasks (including examinations) either in English or Swedish language. Webinars can be orally presented in English or Swedish language.

The learning platform will be Canvas where handouts, discussion tasks, assignments, examinations and other course materials will be uploaded (in English language).

You will have contacts with the course coordinator Komalsingh (Ajit) Rambaree via email (kolsie@hig.se), Telephone: 026- 648266, Mobil Phone: + 46 (0) 702226517, Skype: Ajit Komalsingh Rambaree.


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: 2021-07-29
Högskolan i Gävle
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