Research Ethics in Social Work

Third-cycle level | 5.0 credits | Course code: SO30003
HT 2019
Study period: 2019-11-11 - 2020-01-14
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: The course is given in Swedish but can be given in English if necessary
Application period: 2019-09-26 - 2019-10-22

Course description

This course aims to highlight those ethical problems and dilemmas that exist in social science.

The course consists of lectures and literature seminars surrounding four themes:

  1. Research ethics from a historical power perspective
  2. Current debates on research ethics in social sciences
  3. Central theoretical concepts and key words within research ethics
  4. Problematised self-reflection in relation to own research

Requirements and Selection

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for the course, the applicant must be admitted to third-cycle studies in social work or another related subject.


Selection is done in the following way:

  1. Applicants from the Social Scence Faculty, University of Gothenburg
  2. Other applicants

Course syllabus


Reading and reference list

Reading and reference list for the course


Department of Social Work

CONTACTLyudmyla Khrenova