Welcome to the course Theories and Methods in National and International Social Work, 15 cr!

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: 2 January - 15 January.

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

SAG524, 25117

Study period and pace

03-12 100%

Syllabus and reading list

Find your syllabus and reading list


Find your timetable

Course co-ordinator

Nessica Nässén

Komal Singh Rambaree

026 64 82 66

Questions about registration and admission

Welcome to the University of Gävle and the course Theories and Methods in National and International Social work (SAG524). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded 15 Higher Education Credits (HECs). This course is part of the Bachelor of Science programme in Social Work Specialization International Social Work 180 cr.

We will try to use a variety of pedagogical methodologies such as pre-recorded lectures; live discussion and student support; zoom-based group-work and oral presentation; online peer reviewing; reflective learning; academic publications' reviews; field-study report through Canvas. Presentations, as well as group assignments presented both in writing and orally.


This is a full-time course; that is, 15 HECs delivered over 10 weeks (Week 03-12) on an online teaching and learning mode. Communication is through Canvas and Zoom.

Please enroll on Canvas.

Please begin by reading the course Syllabus and Study Guide comprehensively.


We will begin the course with an introduction/information meeting. The meeting will be live on Zoom.

Looking forward to see you and having an interesting and enriching course together.


Ajit and Nessica

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.

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Published by: Lena Hjelm Page responsible: Maria Strand Updated: 2022-12-07
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