Major challenges in a globalised world
Within social work there is an increasing need for international competence; social problems span across boarders and promoting wellbeing for all requires an international perspective. International social work deals with involving people and making an impact on structures, facing challenges in life and increasing well-being.
Theory and field studies
As a student of the Bachelor’s programme in social work, specialising in international social work, you will acquire an understanding of individuals, groups and society. Using problem-based learning you will learn how to combine theoretical knowledge with issues and problems in the social field. The programme includes placements in the field comprising 7.5 credits.
Wide range of job opportunities
A Bachelor degree in social work with specialization international social work gives the possibility of applying for a wide range of jobs all over the world. The programme prepares you for work in an international context with social work at individual, group or societal level. This could be in relation to issues such as social justice, diversity or children’s needs and rights and take place within for instance international aid organisations. The international Bachelor programme in social work is aimed at both Swedish and foreign students with the tuition being conducted in English. After the course you will receive a Bachelor of Science in Social Work. The programme also qualifies you for studies at an advanced level.
Study International Social Work in Sweden!
Luul from Sweden, Nebras from Syria and Lucky from Nigeria are all students at the International Social Work Bachelor programme at the University of Gävle. We’ve asked them to share their experiences. It ranges from being in an international academic environment to their first impression of snow.