Semester 2 at Aalborg University trains students to produce advanced analyses of social work practice settings. To really make changes and build up excellence in practice, it is necessary for social workers to have an analytical basis and not only try out different interesting actions. However, social workers often do not have the tools to conduct these central analyses to develop and qualify practice. In particular, the relationship and possible inequalities between service users and social workers/authorities is a central issue in social work and therefore a key focus of the module ‘Power Relations and Actor Perspectives in Social Work’ (10 ECTS). The focus on power and actors is closely connected to the critical approach presented and discussed during Semester 1’s module ‘Critical Issues in International Social Work.’ The module ‘Field Study and Problem Based Approaches’ lets students apply their conceptual knowledge of power and actor perspectives to specific practice settings through a 2-week observation placement in social services in Aalborg. This 10 ECTS module is based on significant small group work in producing analysis and practice recommendations in order to provide important skills in collaboration and problem-solving. Finally, the 10 ECTS module ‘Research Methodology and Ethics’ both supports students in their observation placement and gives a foundation for research processes in Semesters 3 and 4.