Master in Caring Science with specialization in Nursing

General

Program Description

Today’s complex health care puts high demands on the skills of nurses. As a student on the Master’s program, you will acquire in-depth knowledge of the Caring Sciences and of scientific methodology. You will also acquire increased knowledge of how several professions in many different areas of knowledge work together within the field of health and welfare.

The program

The program is based on the nurse’s core competencies and professional areas of responsibility as well as on a holistic view of people in need of care. Throughout the entire life cycle, the patient and family are in focus in a caring context. Equality and accessibility are emphasized in a person-centered and cooperative approach with regard to relations between caregivers, patient, and family as well as within the surrounding community.

You will be studying Caring Sciences with specialization in Nursing against the background of the broader area of health and welfare. Issues concerning equality and participation, professional knowledge and development as well as creativity and innovation are in focus. You will also develop your understanding of leadership, groups, and organizations as well as evidence-based praxis and evaluation. The program is given in English and you will read the courses in Health and Welfare together with students from other Master’s programs and research studies. The program runs for two years but may be completed after one year with a Master’s degree of 60 credits.

Future and jobs

You will acquire knowledge which will considerably improve your skills and current or future work within the national and international health and welfare sector. You will be able to work as a manager, with care development or investigative assignments. You will also receive good preparation for research studies. Good knowledge within this sector will also constitute a key factor in all future careers concerning the promotion of health and wellbeing.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA

First-semester fee: 67500 SEK

Total program fee: 270000 SEK

Specific entry requirements

A completed bachelor's degree from an institution of higher education of three years or more, equivalent to 180 credits within the fields of science of nursing science/caring science or equivalent. International students are required to submit a TOEFL test result, with a minimum score of 575 with a TWE score of at least 4.5 (PBT) or 90 with a TWE score of at least 20 (iBT) or an IELTS test result with an overall band score of at least 6.5 and no band score below 5.5 or equivalent.

Last updated November 2019

About the School

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct rese ... Read More

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 16 000 students read courses and study programs in Business, Health, Engineering, and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås. Read less