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Master Programme in Social Work 120 cr

If you have a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Work or other relevant qualifications then with a Master’s degree in social work it means that you have the opportunity to develop your competence within areas that interest you. At the same time it gives you specialist competence within the university’s research profile Health promotion in working life making you very sought-after on the job market.

Take the chance to develop your knowledge in fields that you find interesting

Today there is a great demand for specialist competence in the field of social work. Within the Master’s degree programme in social work at the University of Gävle you can choose between courses such as: Organisation, leadership and the professional role; Professional meetings; Dialogues with children; Psychosocial work; International social work; Alcohol and psychoactive drugs; Health and ill-health in society and employment.

You also get the opportunity with your Master’s dissertation to extend your knowledge in an area that you find particularly interesting.

International career and research

The programme provides you with a good foundation regarding career possibilities both in Sweden and abroad. In addition the programme qualifies you for further research studies.

Application information


  • Degree at the undergraduate level that includes at least 180 ECTS credits
  • 90 ECTS credits in the main area of social work or equivalent

In addition, knowledge of Swedish and English is required, corresponding to what is required for basic eligibility for Swedish higher education at the undergraduate level.


Form of study
Application *
Spring semester 2024
Distance learning
2024 - 2026

Number of participants: 25

Location: Gävle

Aplication code: HIG-29201

Language: Swedish

Pace: Full-time

Selection: Higher education credit

*) The online application at Antagning.se opens approximately one month before application deadline.


For questions about the programme contact


Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)