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. 

In order to be eligible for the Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare, 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:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy

Professional Bachelor's degrees in the following areas also qualify for admission:

  • Social work
  • Social pedagogy       
  • Social education
  • Child welfare

       How much is 80 ECTS credits?

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