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:

  • Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Social anthropology
  • Political Science
  • Nursing
  • Physiotherapy
  • 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.

How much is 80 ECTS credits?