The Health and Welfare programme is offered by Malardalens University.After completing the training program, the student:
During the first year of the two-year program is read a number of courses of 7.5 credits each. One of these courses are designed for students to gain in-depth knowledge of management, organization and leadership development and change of activities in the field of health and welfare, and another course focuses on advanced knowledge of evidence in health and welfare. There is also a scientific method course in qualitative methods, as well as courses in the advancement of science work. Working course consists of a course with a historical and sociological perspective on the social and organizational theory and also a course where the focus is on health from theoretical and application perspective. During the first year read additional method course with specialization in quantitative methods. The first academic year ends with a thesis of 15 credits. Students also have the option after completing courses and approved thesis of 15 credits to apply for a master's degree in the direction of the main field.
Students who choose the 2-year Master's program and to write a thesis of 30 credits begin during the corresponding time the first part of the independent work ( 15hp). For students who already have a master's degree in the main field and meet the special jurisdiction of method knowledge are able to directly start the second year of the two-year program.
Throughout the program is done joint studies with other master's programs in the health and welfare of all courses that are not specializations in working life science. In addition, the planned joint studies to the extent possible even with the College's postgraduate programs in health and welfare during the Master's program semester 3 and 4. The main joint section of the graduate program is implemented with the courses included in the training of researchers first year. The courses can be relevant for joint studies has been the theme of theoretical perspectives and focusing on participation in health and welfare (two 7.5 credits courses). It may also be applicable for joint studies regarding the two 7.5 credits courses in methodology builds on the previously mentioned courses in qualitative and quantitative research methods.
When no possibility for joint studies is given semester 3 and 4 time 15 hp and subject specialization 15 credits. Thread Depression seeks deeper knowledge of working science as a subject, its development, theories, methods and key issues and to assess how these can be applied in concrete research work.
The progression during the first year based on the knowledge and skills that is dedicated to programs that provide Bachelor's degree in the subject area . Master program's focus during the first year is that students will acquire advanced skills in leadership, organization and team work. The student should acquire advanced skills in search, evaluate and use scientific knowledge, and evaluate them in health and welfare.
The second year of the master's program focuses on research activities in health and welfare. The joint courses during the second year is aimed at a deeper understanding of the health and welfare sector and the research issues that are relevant and urgent in this research area. The progression is that students acquire in-depth knowledge and understanding of how different disciplines can collaborate in the research to answer questions in a broader perspective than merely on the basis of a single discipline. The courses for the master of education second academic year can be at the discretion credited in the first year of graduate studies in Health and Welfare.
DegreeThe training program is structured so that the studies will lead to that fulfill the requirements for the following degree:
Every year Mälardalen University offers a limited numbers of scholarships to students applying for a Master's programme with us as their first choice.
The scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition fee of the programme as long as you follow the normal study plan (minimum 22.5 credits/semester, minimum 45 credits/academic year). The scholarship does not cover living expenses. If your status from being a fee-paying student to a non-paying student is changed during the study period of the programme you will no longer be granted the scholarship.
Please note, if your application for scholarship is to be considered you must have applied for the programme at Mälardalen University as your first choice and submitted supporting documentation within deadlines. In addition the application fee must have been paid in time.
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