Nordic Master in Social Work and Welfare

A candidate who has completed his or her qualification should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


After graduation, you will have:

  • Thorough knowledge of Social Work and Welfare within a Nordic Perspective, and you will have developed a reflective attitude towards this knowledge
  • Comprehensive knowledge about research and knowledge production within social work
  • Complex knowledge about welfare services and the impact services have on service users and their participation


After graduation, you will have the ability to:

  • Demonstrate, both in written text and orally, critical and systematic integration of knowledge
  • Display capability to analyze complex phenomenon, questions and situations within social work and it’s organizational, political and professional context
  • Bring forth and discuss ethical issues in social research and in society at large. Identify research and professional practice issues within a critical, independent and creative approach and apply this on your own academic work and in your own professional development


After graduation, you will have the ability to:

  • Identify, discuss and analyse Nordic Social Work and Welfare within a broader professional and social science context
  • Develop, plan and carry out research in accordance with the academic requirements for scientific methods and content, leading to new social relevant knowledge and understanding
  • Communicate, argue and present your knowledge and skills