The Department of Social Work has been a part of Stockholm University since 1977. Before that it was a school or institute, founded in 1921. It was awarded academic status in 1964.

The Department is now one of the largest at Stockholm University with a staff of 140 and some 1,200 students. It is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The students of the department are primary following three (3) programmes Bachelor of Science in social work, Master of science in social work and doctoral, Ph.D. studies. In addition the Department of Social Work offers independent courses on various topics.

 
Sveaplan. Photo: Björn Dalin
Sveaplan. Photo: Björn Dalin