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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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Degree programme in Social Work
Social work is a subject in social sciences concerned with issues of welfare among individuals and groups, social problem situations and the related change processes. Studies in social work combine aspects from the social and behavioural sciences in order to understand and alleviate inequality and the problems of individuals and society pertaining to interaction. In teaching and research there is collaboration with the degree programmes in psychology, logopedics, and social sciences, among others. The Degree Programme in Social Work implements the Strategy of the University of Tampere by educating people who understand the world and change it. Education in social work can look back on a long history at the University of Tampere. The education equips experts for social worker tasks and for administrative, development, research and teaching tasks in the social field and more widely in society, including international tasks. Social work professionals work largely in the public sector in tasks in social and health care and in multi-professional networks: with children, families, adults and elderly people. Changes in the service system and an internationalizing world constantly confront social work with new challenges and new prospects.


Tampere University is committed to promoting justice and equality in society, to enhancing the well-being of citizens at home and abroad, and to advancing multiculturalism and sustainable development.

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Responsible Conduct of Research

More information can be found at the Study Guide.

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Sustainable Development

The degree programmes at Tampere University provide up-to-date, reliable information on global issues and tools for working to find solutions in these areas. The teaching and instruction provided at the University makes use of methods that encourage and motivate students to undertake ethically sustainable, interactive, multicultural and productive learning.

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School of Social Sciences and Humanities