Master's Programme (60 credits) in Nordic Welfare

60 credits

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.

Collaboration opportunities

The programme works actively to link education with working life, including through study visits and case studies.

Entry requirements

Information about entry requirements is available in the information box under the page picture. Click on "show education info" to learn more.

Programme content

The courses listed below are included in the programme starting autumn 2024.

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All courses are included in the main field of Health and Lifestyle.

Year 1

Semester 1

Semester 2

  • 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.


Autumn 2024 (Campus based, Halmstad, 100%)
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Advanced level

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Entry requirements:

Bachelor's degree in social, behavioural or health sciences. The degree must be equivalent to a Swedish kandidatexamen and must have been awarded from an internationally recognised university. Applicants must have written and verbal command of the English language equivalent to English course 6 in Swedish Upper-Secondary School.

Selection rules:

Selection is made on the basis of the required educational background.

Instructional time:


Language of instruction:

Teaching is in English.

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