New Challenges for the Welfare Society

7,5 credits

The main focus of the course is the various aspects of the challenges and risks facing the welfare society, from the starting point of the Nordic welfare systems and the relationship with health and lifestyles. Part of the course content are studies of issues of risks and extraordinary challenges and how they are dealt with by different actors and institutions. Also, the course will focus on the exposure of challenges in society and media.

The course includes studies of how challenges and risks are managed on individual, group and societal levels through knowledge, resources, information, communication and political decisions. From the starting point of the Nordic circumstances, the course includes studies of challenges and risks that are intertwined with global processes, but conditioned and managed in local contexts. Theories of risks, risk perceptions, risk and crisis communication, globalisation, social cohesion and society’s role for welfare and health are covered from a multi-disciplinary approach.

Autumn 2023 (Campus based, Halmstad, 50%)


Advanced level

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Entry requirements:

Bachelor's degree in social, behavioural or health sciences. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Available for exchange students. Limited numbers of seats.

Start week:

week: 45

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Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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