Bachelor's degree programme 3 years, Trondheim

Social Work

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The Bachelor's Degree Programme in Social Work is a programme of professional study.

Social work is a practical-based profession and an academic subject area that shall promote social changes and development. Principles about social justice, human rights, collective responsibility and respect for diversity, combined with a multidisciplinary theoretical foundation lays the foundation for social worker's competence when they assist children, adults, groups and local communities. 

Teaching methods in this study are lectures, group work, skills training, seminars, written assignments, self-study, project work and supervised professional training. Part of the study is compulsory.


You have to meet the Norwegian language requirements, or have a Scandinavian language as your mother tongue, if you want to  apply to any of NTNU's degree programmes. You also must meet the basic requirement for admission, and demonstrate that you meet the English language requirements.

The application deadline for the programme is March 1st for students with an international degree, and April 15th for Norwegian and Nordic degree students. Students apply through Samordna Opptak.


Degree: Bachelor of Social Work
Language of instruction: Norwegian

Duration: 3 years, 180 ECTS
Programme code: HSGSOB
Application code: 194 080
Restricted admission: Yes

Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences
Department of Social Work

City: Trondheim
Application deadline: 15th April

Validity of information: 2017/18

Contact us

Telephone: +47 73 59 77 00

Postal address:
Student and Academic Division
Admissions Office
N-7491 Trondheim