Social work in a global world

Social work in a global world

Porsgrunn - Full time

The overall learning outcome for this course is to prepare social work students to contribute with innovative and sustainable solutions to challenges relevant at a global level, concretely policymaking and advocacy to cater for citizens’ needs, improved understanding of mental health issues, and social innovation and entrepreneurship for work inclusion.

Study facts

  • Progression of study: Full time
  • Campus: Porsgrunn
  • Teaching model: Campus
  • Charge: No tuition fee
  • Study level: Exchange programmes, bachelor level
  • Credits: 15
  • Closing dates: Expired
  • Start up: Autumn 2023
  • Teaching Language: English
  • Semesters: 1
Social work in a global world

Learning outcomes

Today’s social work students must be prepared to contribute with innovative and sustainable solutions to global challenges of migration, climate change, aging, and income and social inequalities as described in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

What you will learn

The course is organized together with 5. Semester class in our study programs “Bachelor in child protection and child welfare” and “Bachelor in child protection and child welfare.”

The course has four modules:

  1. Comparative social welfare policies:  Implications for Social Work in an Interdependent World 
  2. Interdisciplinary Explorations for Best Practices in Mental Health 
  3. Professional Development for Innovation in Social Work: Incorporating Social Entrepreneurship in Work Inclusion from an International Perspective
  4. Critical thinking for Advocacy and Change in Social Work.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students at the bachelor-level must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university in order to apply. Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

Must be enrolled as a student at nominating university in a level 6 Bachelor (1. Cycle) in social work.