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This Master course is meant for professionals in Social Work, which means that people who have practical experience (as a professional or as volunteer) can apply for this Master. Your practical experience and your needs for improving your practice will be used during your study. This will enhance good quality and the possibilities for 'student centered learning' in your own practical field. You will share knowledge with peer students and social institutions from many countries in Europe, which is helpful to deepen and broaden your insights in Social Work in your own country. In order to ensure the quality of the programme there are entry requirements for students. These entry requirements are:

  • A Bachelor's degree in Social Work or a related Bachelor's in the Social Agogic domain.
  • Work experience (as a professional/volunteer) in the Social Agogic domain, including policy advisor in Social Work.
  • A current job in the Social Agogic domain, including policy advisors in Social Work.
  • Adequate proficiency in English: IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Looking for a job? Check out Social work job sites. Considering working as a volunteer? Visit sites like:

How to apply? Sorry, you can no longer apply as the programme stops. After consultation of the Steering Group members the Executive Board of Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen has decided to phase out the European Master in Social Work in the next two years. No new students are accepted starting September 2016. Please contact the programme manager for advice on alternatives:

Mr. W.L. Nieuwenhuijsen
Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen
European Master in Social Work
P.O. Box 30030
9700 RM Groningen
The Netherlands
Tel.: +31 50 595 4519