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Master's programme in Social Work

  • fiber_manual_record Credits 120  credits
  • home Study location Västerås
  • access_time Time 2 years  (full time)
  • timeline Education ordinance Second cycle

This programme gives you the opportunity to conduct change work and to improve your knowledge in national as well as international social work. Studies at the Master's level implies an opportunity for you to deepen your knowledge and broaden your career opportunities.

The programme

Social work concerns the conditions of life, needs and experiences of socially vulnerable people. The point of departure is to try to understand and explain social phenomena and problems at the individual, group and societal levels, and also to create opportunities for change. The understanding of social issues builds on perspectives of systems, power and rights, and the analysis of these is often intersectional. You will develop a practical understanding of problem solving and change processes when it comes to people in socially vulnerable situations.

You will study Social Work against the background of the broader area of health and welfare. Issues concerning equality and participation, professional knowledge and development as well as creativity and innovation are in focus. You will also develop your understanding of leadership, groups and organisations as well as evidence-based praxis and evaluation. The programme is given in English and you will read the courses in Health and Welfare together with students from other Master’s programmes and research studies. The programme runs for two years but may be completed after one year with a Master’s degree of 60 credits.

 

Future and jobs

A Master’s degree in Social Work within the field of health and welfare will considerably improve your skills and develop your current or future work within the national and international welfare sector. The programme will also give you new perspectives in work with clients and will open the way to continued studies at research level.

 

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Occasions for this programme

Autumn 2021

  • Master's Programme in Social Work within Health and Social Welfare, 120 credits

    Scope

    120 credits

    Start

    Autumn 2021 (start 2021-08-30)

    Time and study pace

    2 years (full time)

    Education ordinance

    Second cycle

    Application code

    MDH-42951

    Language

    English

    Study location

    Västerås

    Specific requirements

    A completed bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits within the fields of social work or equivalent. International students are required to submit a TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent.

    Selection

    University credits

    Degree

    Masterexamen

    Tuition fee

    For students outside EU/EEA
    Per installment prior to each semester: 67500 SEK
    Annual tuition fee: 135000 SEK
    Total programme fee: 270000 SEK

     

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Application and admission

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Mälardalen University scholarship programme

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