Master Programme in Applied Social Sciences - Study Option International Social Welfare and Health Policy - Student

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Master Programme in Applied Social Sciences - Study Option International Social Welfare and Health Policy Studieinformasjon

Pilestredet, Oslo
120 ECTS
Vår 2023


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Emner og pensumlister

Qualitative Methods and Research Design

Emnekode SIW4220
Studiepoeng 10.0

Knowledge Production in Social Sciences - Quantitative Methods

Emnekode SIW4210
Studiepoeng 10.0

Philosophy of Social Science

Emnekode SIW4301
Studiepoeng 10.0



Semester start Autumn 2022: International Social Welfare and Health Policy

Welcome to OsloMet! Here you will find all you need to know about starting your master studies in International Social Welfare and Health Policy

Mandatory attendance 24. august 

Time: 12.30. Location: Pilestredet 35, room PH131

It is mandatory to attend the first day of class, as you will be registering on this day. If you do not attend, your admission to study will be revoked. 

Introduction day I, Wednesday 24. August 2022  

Time: 12.30-15.15   

Location: Pilestredet 35, room PH131 

12.30 Welcome lecture by Rector Christen Krogh 

13.00 Musical performance: Assistant Professor Marianne Buen Sommerfeldt  

13.15 Professor Randi Wærdahl: “Doing-being Master Student”  

13.30 Lecture by former student, Maren Amble Stinessen  

13.45 Professor Marit Haldar and Professor Einar Øverbye: “Identity-game»  

14.45 Student registration (Francis Rønnestad and Silje Carstens Varden) 

15.00 End of day, information about introduction day II and students will be encouraged to mingle 

Introduction day II, Thursday 25. August 2022

Time: 12.30-15.15 hours (subject to some change during the day) 

Location: Pilestredet 32, room N040.012 

Welcome by MIS coordinator, Professor Erika Gubrium

Information from the MIS administration, Francis Rønnestad

Presentation of the autumn semester mandatory courses (each 10 credit points):

Comparative social welfare theory and concepts, SIW4000 (Axel West Pedersen)

International health policy, SIW4100 (Simon Innvær)

Comparative social risk management, SFV4600 (Einar Øverbye) 


A student’s perspective on MIS (2020 or 2021 MIS student representative)

Presentation of the spring semester mandatory courses (each 10 credit points) 

Knowledge production/Quantitative methods SIW4210 (Åsmund Hermansen)

Qualitative methods and research design SIW4220 (Erika Gubrium) 

Philosophy of social science SIW4301 (Dag Jenssen)

Elective courses – a whirlwind overview! (each 10 credit points) 

Social welfare, social work and human rights SFV4400 (Asgeir Falch-Eriksen) 

Globalisation and develop. of health and social policy SFV4700 (Einar Øverbye) 

Research Training SIW4500 (Simon Innvær) 

Understanding citizens’ encounters with the welfare state SIW4400 (Rune Halvorsen) 

The master’s thesis SIW5901, 30 credit points (Simon Innvær)  

Master’s thesis preparation seminar, part of the methods courses (Simon Innvær)


Tell us about you: Backgrounds and aspirations for taking the MIS program 

Questions and announcement

Pizza, soft drinks and mingling 

Have you accepted your offer? 

You must accept the offer of admission through The Norwegian Universities and Colleges Admission Service within the given deadline. Please get in touch with as soon as possible if you have accepted your offer, but are unable to participate in the programme. Remember to include your application number in the email.

Checklist for new students 

Please see our checklist for new international students. 

Access to OsloMet`s systems 

You will receive a username, activation password and pin code by e-mail and SMS the week before the start of your studies. If you have not received this before the first day of study, you must contact your faculty.   

After you have received this, you must activate your user account, and 24 hours after this you can log in to to find your personal schedule and shortcuts to all the tools you need in your everyday study.   

Buddy week 

Information about buddy week   

Sick the first day and exemption 

If you are not able to attend the first day due to illness or other compelling reasons, you must apply for an postpones study start. Please send an application to Include: 

  • Complete name    

  • Study programme 

  • Date and time of when you will be able to attend.     

You can apply for exemption from a course or an examination if you have already passed an equivalent course/examination. It is not possible to apply for exemption before before you start your studies.   

Classes, groups and session dates  

Lectures during your first semester can be found under Schedule further up on this page.  


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