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Master of Health and Social Work with Children and Adolescents

The master’s degree programme is aimed at further developing the skills of health and social work professionals in prevention and treatment work, particularly in the case of children and adolescents, but also in the context of family work.

Special focus will be directed towards the relationships and interaction of children and adolescents with each other and with their surroundings.

Practical and scientific approach
The programme will facilitate the development of practice in the health and social field based on a scientific understanding of professional work with vulnerable children, adolescents and their families. Such practice will play a significant role in education, research and development activities.

Flexible programme
This is designed as a flexible programme and can be completed as a full-time two-year study programme or as a part-time four-year study programme. Moreover, the student has the opportunity to alternate between full-time and part-time studies during the programme.

Master's thesis
Work on the master’s thesis provides practice in analytical, critical and methodological thinking, combined with a practical approach to the field of health and social work. The workload of the master’s thesis equals 45 ECTS credits.

Students will develop the methodological and theoretical skills needed to identify, read, analyze, and discuss primary and secondary sources within the social sciences, with special emphasis on Health and Social Work with Children and Adolescents.

In addition to specialized competence within their field, the students will also develop more broadly recognized skills, such as how to formulate academic research question, find relevant material for a research project, to critically relate to and analyse sources, to process substantial quantities of information through scientific methods and to present their findings and engage in dialogue with others about them.

ECTS obtained
The master programme has a total workload of 120 ECTS credits.

Contact information:

Coordinator: Hans Anders Hanslien

Study Leader: Associate Professor Astrid Halsa

Telefon: 612 88 102

Sist oppdatert: Gunnar Furseth Klinge 05.12.2011

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