Social Work in Sweden, an Introduction

Course · 7.5 credits

Description

The main aim of this introductory course is to provide you with basic knowledge of social work in Sweden. The goal is to enhance your theoretical and practical knowledge of social work in Sweden, and highlight different types of actors and contexts where social work operates (public, private and/or voluntary sector).

Course content

The course focuses on Swedish social work and consists of two parts: one theoretical and one oriented at practical social work in the Swedish welfare state. The course is offered as a single subject course at the first cycle level. The language of instruction is English.

In the first part of the course you will:

  • Map your conception of social work in Sweden
  • Receive a theoretical introduction to welfare and social work in Swedish society
  • Be provided with historical perspectives to the present situation including current changes
  • Acquire knowledge about legal aspects of the Swedish society in general and social work in particular

In the second part of the course, the focus turns to practical social work. By inviting you and your fellow students to field studies and discussions with professional social workers and service users who represent different organizations and authorities, you will be introduced to different perspectives of social work.

The course concludes with an individual written paper, were you analyse social work in Sweden from different perspectives, interweaving the theoretical and practical knowledge you have achieved during the course.

More information can be found at http://www.soch.lu.se/soaa02

Open for applications

Application opportunities

Contact

Study Information:
info [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Ulrika Reichert
Academic advisor
+46 46 222 94 31
studievagledning [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Tabitha Wright Nielsen
Course director
+46 46 222 38 77
tabitha [dot] wright_nielsen [at] soch [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

General and courses corresponding to the following Swedish Upper Secondary School Programs: Social Studies 1b/1a1 + 1a2

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 34 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 34 %, Previous college/university studies (APGR): 32 %. The University board has decided that applicants with equal merits should be seperated by the use of a valid result from the Swedish national university aptitude test.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

Apply

Start Spring Semester 2021

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

18 February 2021 - 23 March 2021

Application

Cancelled

Start Autumn Semester 2021

daytime Lund, full time 100%

In English

Study period

1 November 2021 - 30 November 2021

Application

Last application date 2021-01-15

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.
 

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to www.universityadmissions.se where you create an account and select programmes/courses, during the application period.
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.
     

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at www.universityadmissions.se. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies.
  • Get all your documents ready: official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants), official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants), passport/ID and proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the adjacent column on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

*Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus +).
*If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

*Svensk student? Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se.

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 12 500

First payment: SEK 12 500

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at www.universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions on the University Admissions website.


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations