Courses and programmes
Social work can be studied as separate courses at bachelor and master level. Our courses focus on various aspects of the Swedish welfare state and its relationship to social work.
The Department of Social Work at Stockholm University offers four different courses on social work and social policy in the Swedish welfare state. The courses are available at both bachelor's and master's levels and the courses are designed for students seeking knowledge of the Swedish welfare state and social work in Sweden.
The bachelor's level course is titled "Introduction to Social Work and Social Policy in the Swedish Welfare State," (SUE 130, 22,5 ECTS). This course is only available for exchange students at Stockholm university.
The master's level course is titled "Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy in the Swedish Welfare State." (SU8350, 22,5 ECTS).
Two free-standing courses that focus on the Swedish welfare state are also offered. They are titled “The Swedish Model BA” (SUE131, 7,5 ECTS) and “The Swedish Model MA” (SU8351, 7,5 ECTS).
All four courses are taught jointly, but differ in seminar assignments, examination requirements and course literature.
Introduction to Social Work and Social Policy in the Swedish Welfare State, (SUE 130, 22,5 ECTS)
The Swedish Model (Bachelor) (SUE131, 7,5 ECTS)
Perspectives on Social Work and Social Policy in the Swedish Welfare State. (SU8350, 22,5 ECTS).
The Swedish Model (Master) (SU8351, 7,5 hp)
Doctoral studies leads to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) which comprises 240 credit in all, estimated as four years of full-time studies. This training is characterized as profound studies within specific fields and aims at bringing the doctoral student the academic traditions as well as making the doctoral student develop into an independent and scrutinizing researcher.
In order to study on this level at the department of Social work, you need to be fluent in Swedish. Read more about PhD studies in Social work
Firouzeh Esnaasharan and Varvara Zalesova
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