Comparative Social Work (CSW)

Master's Degree Program in Comparative Social Work has started in 2009 and has been developed within the framework of Barents Cross Border University (BCBU) which offers and creates setting for cross-border learning environment between the universities in Northern Finland and North-West Russia, but also in the whole Barents region.

During the CSW program students will acquire a better understanding of national and global social work, through a comparative approach. Experts in cultural diversity and international social issues, as well as people with a comparative approach to different societies are needed in the Barents region and the world over. There is also a regional need for social work professionals who understand the special characters of this peripheral EU region, which is also a border area between EU and Russia.


    (1) Institute of Integrated Safety (NArFU, Russia)

    (2) Department of Social Sciences, University of Lapland, Finland

Program details

UArctic endorsedUArctic Endorsed
Academic level(s)Master
Language of instructionEnglish,Russian
InstitutionNorthern (Arctic) Federal University
Fields of studySocial services (broad programmes)
Tagsdiversitysocial workbarents
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