School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences (LHS) educates the teachers, linguists, cultural theorists and social scientists of the future. The school also conducts research and collaborations.

About LHS

The School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences has two departments with around 90 employees.

Management, administrators, teaching staff and researchers are based in Q Building. Most teaching also takes place in the Q Building, however some lectures may be held on other campus sites, in addition to web-based distance teaching.

The Dean is Måns Svensson.

Education

Programmes at undergraduate level (given in Swedish):

  • Pre-School Teacher Education, 210 credits
  • Primary Teacher Education – preschool class and school years 1–3, 240 credits
  • Primary Teacher Education  – school years 4–6, 240 credits
  • Subject Teacher Education for Upper Secondary School, 300 credits
  • Bridging Teacher Education Programme – Secondary School, 90 credits
  • Bridging Teacher Education Programme – Upper Secondary School, 90 credits
  • Political Science – Social Analysis and Communication, 180 credits
  • Culture and Societal Development, 180 credits
  • Language, Text Editing and Digital Communication, 180 credits

Courses

Courses given in Swedish and in English are also available. Examples of courses taught in English, for exchange students, are Educational Systems and the Teacher Profession – a Comparative Perspective; Speaking and Writing in English; Scandinavian Soundscapes – Sound as Cultural Representation of Identity, Diversity and a Sense of Belonging; Populism in a turbulent world; and Scandinavian history.

Find courses for exchange students

Course combinations

Incoming international students may independently combine courses offered by Halmstad University. Exchange students arriving through partner agreements are encouraged to consider the following combinations which ensures full-semester full-time equivalent course content.

Course combination A: Education in theory and practice in a Scandinavian context (Fall semester 2021.)

This course combination is designed for students in education who seek a semester abroad where they can combine disciplinary studies with language studies (Swedish and English). Course X runs over the first half of the semester and course X runs over the second half. The two language courses run over the length of the entire semester.

*Native speakers may instead choose “Populism in a Turbulent World” or "Scandinavian Soundscapes: sounds as cultural representations of identity, diversity and belonging”

Course package B: Language immersion (Fall semester 2021.)

These four courses run in parallel over the fall 2021 semester and target students seeking a semester abroad mainly with the purpose to improve their language skills. Students acquire basic knowledge of Swedish while also improving their English skills and applying them through one content course (“Populism in a Turbulent World” or “Scandinavian Soundscapes: sounds as cultural representations of identity, diversity and belonging”).

Course combination C: Cultural studies in a Swedish context (Four consecutive courses spring semester 2022.)

This course combination combines studies in the Swedish language with three courses based in the humanities but designed to be open also to students from social and natural sciences.

Course combination D: Scandinavian aesthetics in a globalizing world (Four consecutive courses spring semester 2022.)

These four courses offer a non-disciplinary based exchange semester where students learn Swedish, while taking introductory courses in the fields of history, political science and cultural studies.

Research

Research at the School is organised through the Centre for learning, culture and society (CLKS), a multidisciplinary research environment that conducts research within educational sciences, culture, language and social studies.

Centre for Research on Education and Learning (CLKS)

Checkered floor seen from above, people walk on the floor and stand talking. Photo.

Collaboration and innovative environments

The School works to develop regional, national and international collaborations within learning, the humanities and society.

Collaborations with preschools, schools and education is organised by the Regional Development Centre (RUC). Teacher training internships and other course-related internships provide an additional vital arena.

The School is home to the Digital Laboratory Centre (DLC), a creative, high-tech laboratory environment with a focus on teaching, culture, communication and creativity.

Digital Laboratory Centre (DLC)

For exchange possibilities, the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences has agreements with over 70 partner institutions all over the world. Students can also have access to partner institutions to other schools at the University.

Organisation

Management and administration

Department of Education

The Department of Education runs teacher education, in Swedish, for preschool, primary and lower secondary school, upper secondary school and bridging programmes in pedagogy.

Some courses are also available, in Swedish mainly, but there are also examples of courses given in English.

The department has approximately 50 employees. Head of Department is Mattias Nilsson, Senior Lecturer in Pedagogy.

Researchers at the department are affiliated with the Centre for learning, culture and society (CLKS)..

Centre for learning, culture and society (CLKS)

Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department for Humanities and Social Sciences offers education programmes in the Swedish language, English, Political Science and Cultural Studies.

Courses are available within the disciplines of English, History, Art History, Literary Studies, Religious Studies, Swedish and Political Science. Courses are primarily given in Swedish, some of them in English.

The department has approximately 40 employees. Head of Department is Helen Fuchs, Senior Lecturer in Art History.

Researchers at the department are affiliated with Centre for learning, culture and society (CLKS).

Centre for learning, culture and society (CLKS)

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