Comparative Social Work

Comparative Social Work

Code 040400.68
CSW

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Implemented within the framework of Barents Cross Border University since September 2009

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Endorsed by UArctic Graduate Studies (2012)

Comparative Social Work master's program has been developed within the framework of the Barents Cross Border University (BCBU), which creates cross-border learning environments between universities in Northern Finland and North-West Russia. The program is based on cross-border education where teaching is carried out in co-operation with all partner universities in the BCBU network in Finland (Rovaniemi, Oulu) and in Russia (Arkhangelsk, Murmansk, Petrozavodsk).

2 YEARS

SEPT 2013

40 + 80

120

LANGUAGE

International Master’s Degree Program

Course starts

ECTS:

40 ECTS Studies at NArFU

80 ECTS Joint Studies at Partner Universities

ECTS

Credits Program

Russian

English

DURATION 2 years

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Master’s degree program in Comparative Social Work (CSW) includes joint studies (80 ECTS) implemented together with the network partners, and compulsory studies (40 ECTS) required for the Master’s degree at the university where the student is registered at: Northern (Arctic) Federal University, University of Lapland, Petrozavodsk State University or Murmansk State Humanities University.

CAREER

The increased mobility of people, especially the labour force, in today's world has set new demands for social work and its professionals. The need for experts with skills to understand cultural diversity, international contexts of social issues, as well as a comparative approach to different societies has increased not only in the Barents region, but the world over. Graduates from the programme can work, for example, as social workers in multicultural environments as well as experts in international projects and tasks in the social sphere. In addition, the graduates will have a possibility to continue toward obtaining a doctoral degree.

Program information at the University of Lapland website: http://www.ulapland.fi/csw

DIPLOMA

  • NArFU Master’s Diploma
  • Joint BCBU Certificate
  • Diploma Supplement

If a student wants to receive a double degree and the diplomas of NArFU and ULapland, the total number of credits required for a double degree is 160 ECTS. In addition to joint studies (80 ECTS) the student needs to complete the compulsory studies of both NArFU and ULapland (40 + 40 ECTS).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences
  • English and Russian proficiency (B2)

APPLICATION DEADLINE 10 July 2013

CONTACT INFORMATION

Integrated Safety Institute

Department of Social Work and Social Security

Dr. Elena Golubeva,

Deputy Director for International Cooperation

e-mail: e.golubeva@narfu.ru

phone: 8 (8182) 41 28 80

International Student Admission Office

Northern (Arctic) Federal University

tel.: + 7 8182 21 89 27

e-mail: international@narfu.ru

Skype: narfu_interstudent

Facebook: Northern Arctic Federal University – International office