UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL MULTIDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMME
The programme offers a unique opportunity to understand the shared and divergent experiences of children and youth around the world, and the theoretical, methodological and practical tools to improve their lives. Theoretical knowledge from different disciplines and up-to-date research are the basis for the programme, which combined with multi-professional competencies and experiences provides a solid ground for working with child and youth related issues.
The programme has an international focus, both in terms of content and the people you’ll meet. Throughout your studies you’ll cover perspectives and research on the living conditions of children and youth in different parts of the world. Additionally, you’ll study together and exchange experiences with students from different countries in an international online study environment.
In this fully English-taught programme, you’ll also learn from academically qualified lecturers and researchers from different parts of the world. As a result, you’ll enhance your multicultural experiences and competencies far beyond textbook knowledge, also improving your English language proficiency.
You’ll also have the option to study one semester at another university to further develop international competencies and experiences in working with children and youth around the world.
WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING
University West is Sweden’s leading university when it comes to Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The university was tasked with the development of WIL by the Swedish government 15+ years ago and continues to lead the field today. Theoretical and practical skills are integrated into discussions and assignments throughout your programme. Many academic staff have expert experience from professional life, as do many of your peers, making it possible to apply and discuss theoretical frameworks in connection to real-life situations. Assignments involving visits and cooperation with companies, organisations, communities and other groups are part of a number of courses, and you can choose to write your final degree thesis in connection to your own or another workplace.
Delivered entirely online, all classes are recorded, so you can view them when it suits you. As the programme runs part-time (50%), you can combine it with working life or with other studies. Course plans and timelines for assignments and exams are provided at the start of each course to simplify your planning. Through the digital learning platform, you can share and upload files as well as access information, course materials and discussion forums. Exams are either written or in the form of online meetings, often with the possibility to choose the time that suits you among time slots during the day of examination.
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