Master in Health and Welfare

Mälardalen University

Program Description

Master in Health and Welfare

Mälardalen University

THIS MASTER’S PROGRAMME IS PLANNED TO START AUTUMN 2015.

This Master’s programme will prepare you for a challenging and successful career in the health and welfare sector. As a student you will acquire a profound knowledge with focus on multidisciplinary research within the field. In this multidisciplinary field of knowledge several different professions from different subjects interact.

This programme offers several orientations to choose from which will lead to the degree of Master of Science, 120 credits, in Caring Science with specialisation in Nursing, Social Work or in Work Life Studies.

You will study individually, discuss the course content in seminars and also work in groups with other students. You will develop your ability to exchange, critically approach and appraise knowledge and research at a scientific level. After your graduation (Master’s degree 120 credits) you are qualified to apply for PhD studies. The programme is organised on a two-year basis with the oppor- tunity to finish after one year; obtaining a one-year Master’s degree. The programme is on a full-time schedule.

Studies in qualitative and quantitative methods will enhance your ability to comprehend and make use of research results.

Programme Overview

You will study individually, discuss the course content in seminars and also work in groups with other students. You will develop your ability to exchange, critically approach and appraise knowledge and research at a scientific level. After your graduation (Master Degree 120 credits) you are qualified to apply for doctoral studies. The programme is organized on a two-year basis with the possibility to terminate after one year obtaining a one-year master degree. The programme, which is on a full-time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students.
Studies in qualitative and quantitative methods will enhance your ability to comprehend and make use of research results.

Orientations

The profile of this Master’s programme is in the field of Health and Welfare. You will develop an understanding of management, teams and organisations, evidence-based practice and evaluation. The aim is for you to gain a broad understanding of the evolu- tion and the challenges for the health and welfare sector in times of globalisation. Some courses are mandatory and are studied together with the PhD students in the field of Health and Welfare.

In addition to the mandatory courses you choose courses within your preferred topic in one of the orientations of the programme:

  • Caring Science with Specialisation in Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Work Life Studies

The objectives of the courses in research designs and methods as well as of the independent thesis are for you to gain further and in-depth knowledge of research designs and methods and their applications in health and welfare. As a student you choose your orientation which offers in-depth subject study and subject for the thesis. For the award of a Master’s degree you must complete a degree project of at least 30 credits or two such projects at least 15 credits each within one of the orientations.

Employment and Future Prospects

The knowledge acquired through this programme will improve your current or forthcoming work in the growing international health and welfare sector. A profound knowledge of this sector will also be a key component in all future careers involving the promotion of health and well-being – nationally and internationally.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated December 4, 2015
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2016
Duration
Duration
1 - 2 years
Full time
Price
Price
135 SEK
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Deadline
Start date Aug. 2016
Place
Sweden Eskilstuna
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Duration 1 - 2 years
Price 135 SEK
The price is the annual tuition fee.