The University of Stavanger in Norway Aalborg University in Denmark combine their academic strengths to provide a state-of-the-art education, taught in English, within a Nordic equality and diversity context.
In a globalized world, with growing social diversity and increasing international migration, social workers face new challenges and demands. This unique, joint degree programme explores new approaches and methods that generate innovation, new knowledge and improved skills for the practice fields. You learn about Nordic Welfare Models, welfare transition, innovation and user participation in an international classroom and develop new perspectives and understandings of the field of social work in a global perspective.
Throughout the master programme, you engange in the following:
- Monitoring innovation processes and comparing innovation in welfare services
- Identifying new ways to develop policies that promote equality and diversity
- Exploring power issues from both theoretical and experiences based perspectives
- Identifying empowerment strategies for increased user participation in welfare services
- Comparing social work in different contexts and countries and adapting best practices
- Developing new research approaches that focus on close collaboration between research, social work practice and service users – the practice research approach
Academic requirements for Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare
In order to be eligible for master’s programmes in Norway, you need to document a bachelor’s degree of minimum three years. Depending on where you completed upper secondary education, you may be required to have more than three years of university education. Please check the GSU-list for detailed information and requirements for each country.
A Bachelor’s degree with a specialization of at least 80 ECTS credits in one or more of the following subject areas or equivalent is required:
- Social anthropology
- Political Science
- Occupational therapy
- Development studies
Professional bachelor’s degrees in the following areas also qualify for admission:
- Social work
- Social pedagogy
- Social education
- Child welfare
- Social care
The minimum GPA (grade point average) for admission to this Master’s programme is 60% or 3 on the ECTS grading scale. However, admission to this programme is highly competitive and applicants must demonstrate good academic standards and top grades.
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