About us

The Department of Social Work is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Stockholm University. It is one of the university's largest departments, with approximately 100 employees and more than 1,000 students.

In social work, social problems and measures to solve them are studied, as well as the causes and consequences of them. It is an interdisciplinary subject that was introduced as an academic discipline in 1977. The department has broad knowledge in social work with a strong connection to outstanding research. 

Read more about our research here.

The students of the department are primary following three (3) programmes: Bachelor of Science in social work, Master of science in social work and doctoral, Ph.D. studies. In addition the Department of Social Work offers independent courses on various topics.

Our Bachelor of Science in social work program is one of Stockholm University's most sought-after educations. Every academic year, almost 450 students are admitted, making it the country's largest sociology program.

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