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Internationalisation and Social Work

Umea University

5 months
2699 EUR/year
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This Internationalisation and Social Work course from Umea University, aims at critical exploration of current issues in social work in an international context.  Social work in global sociopolitical contexts, cultures and ideologies behind ways of organising social work is discussed.


Social work models are discussed and contextualized. The global relevance and transferences of current issues in social work like evidence based practice, de-professionalization versus professionalization are examined in the course

Expected learning outcomes

By the end of the Internationalisation and Social Work course from Umea University, students are expected to be able to demonstrate (through course activities, assignments and/or exams):

An understanding of the key factors shaping social work in different contexts;

  • knowledge about different welfare regimes and to understand the implication of the practice of social work
  • ability to describe and critically review the structures and ideologies shaping and organizing social work
  • understand the concept of social citizenship and its relation to global structures preconditioning social work
  • ability to critically analyze consequences of  globalization in relation to social rights and vulnerability
  • analyze and reflect on cross national developments of  social work theories and practices .

Programme Structure

Form of instruction
  • It is a web based course using an internet based platform for communication and teaching.
  • The course consists of recorden lectures, seminars, group work and individual studies. Emphasis is placed on combining theoretical perspectives with practical exercises in terms of understanding theory in relation to practical assignments. This is done through various exercises and group work presented at seminars. Seminars will be developed around topics arising from readings. The seminars are mandatory.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 months

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15 alternative credits


  • Continuous support with feedback on request

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of 90 ECTS  within one of the following: Social Work, Sociology, Psychology, Peace and conflict studies, Gender Studies, Economic and social geography, Political science, Law/legal Scienceor in other courses that are considered equal to thus above, including a minimum of 15 ECTS bachelor thesis.
  •  Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.Hide

Tuition Fee

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    2699 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2699 EUR per year during 5 months.
  • Total fee SEK 27,400
  • As a citizen of a country outside the (EU), (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees 


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