Go to content

Social work with youth in a comparative perspective in a globalized world

For students in: Social work
ECTS: 15
At: Campus Frederiksberg, Social Work
Language: English
Period: Spring and autumn

Module 1

Social Work with Young People in a Comparative Perspective in a Globalised World (10 weeks from primo September until mid-November or primo February until mid-April)

This module focuses on social work with youth. The course explores different subcultures and groups of youth with various social problems and further explores how these are addressed politically and professionally in a comparative perspective. There is a focus on social practices, organisations, and methods in social work related to youth at risk or in a marginalized position. The course includes a range of field visits and practice related exercises.

Learning objectives


The student possesses knowledge about:

  • Welfare systems and policies in a comparative perspective
  • Labour markets, policies, and youth unemployment
  •  Education, social mobility, and labour market access
  • Family patterns, gender, ethnicity, and sub-cultures
  • Social problems and living conditions related to different groups of youth
  • Social work, approaches, and methods in a comparative perspective


The student possesses skills to:

  • Identify, describe, and analyse social problems in relation to the course theme
  • Communicate about and manage cases systematically
  • Plan interventions and employ relevant methods aimed at problem solution e.g. empowerment, participation, community work, and anti-oppressive social work


The student possesses competencies to:

  • Act in inter-sectoral and inter-professional contexts
  •  Identify and reflect on ethical dilemmas in relation to the theme of the course
  • Act competently across cultures


Individual oral examination with internal grading based on the submitted paper and a subsequent oral presentation. This course begins in September and February every year.