Master's Programme (60 credits) in Nordic Welfare
With in-depth knowledge of how societal issues are linked to welfare, health and lifestyle, you can play an important role in tackling future welfare issues. The Master’s programme in Nordic Welfare prepares you for participating in research and development work.
About the education
Innovative environments, methods and tools
The education is characterised by Halmstad University’s profiling as a university that drives innovation. Here you have access to state-of-the-art study environments. The teaching is characterised by an active participation in campus education with a variety of lectures and seminars.
You work together with students from other parts of the world, which offers opportunities to create your own international network of contacts.
Courses and competencies in focus
The Master’s programme in Nordic Welfare is an interdisciplinary programme with health and lifestyle as the main area for the examination. With a Nordic perspective, you study questions about wellbeing, participation, welfare fundamentals and significance, societal challenges such as digitalisation and globalisation, cultural aspects, diversity and equality.
The programme is conducted in English.
The programme works actively to link education with working life, including through study visits and case studies.
Bachelor's degree (equivalent of 180 Swedish credit points/ECTS credits at an accredited university) 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.
The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2022. Click on a linked course to search for the course syllabus, including course literature. Please note that you need to scroll down the page to find the syllabus.
All courses are included in the main field of Health and Lifestyle.
- Health and Lifestyle in a Nordic Perspective, 7.5 credits
- Welfare Models in the Nordic Region, 7.5 credits
- New Challenges in the Welfare Society, 7.5 credits
- Social Sustainability in the Nordic Region, 7.5 credits
- Cross-Cultural Perspectives in Research and Evaluation Work, 7.5 credits
- Theory of Science and Research Methods, 7.5 credits
- Thesis – Health and Lifestyle, 15 credits
After the education
The programme leads to a Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Health and Lifestyle.
Opportunities for further studies
After the programme, you are qualified to apply for doctoral and PhD studies, for example in the University's own third cycle courses.
The Master's programme in Nordic Welfare enhances your mobility in the labour market, not least in an international perspective.
- Questions about entry requirements, selection and admissions – Contact the Student Affairs Department
- Questions about the content of the education – Contact the Programme Director: Contact details can be found in the education information box.
- Questions regarding studies and career opportunities – Contact Study and Career Guidance
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 is made on the basis of the required educational background.
Language of instruction:
Teaching is in English.