Master in Work Life Studies

General

Program Description

The programme in Work Life Studies gives you a broad and in-depth perspective of work and introduces current perspectives on the development of organisations and management. You will develop knowledge of work environment and health as well as of health-promoting leadership and health-related efforts at the workplace.

The programme

The programme will give you an understanding of the development of Work Life Studies and the challenges it faces during digitalisation and globalisation. Work Life Studies include social and psychological processes in work and of the conditions and opportunities in working life over time – from the individual, workplace, organisational and societal perspectives. The importance of work for the development, wellbeing, and health of people is a key factor of the programme.

You will study Work Life Studies 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 organisations as well as evidence-based praxis and evaluation. The programme is given in English and you will read the courses in Health and Welfare together with students from other Master’s programmes and research studies. The programme runs for two years but may be completed after one year with a Master’s degree of 60 credits.

Future and jobs

A good knowledge of Work Life Studies is a key factor in all future careers in management and organisation as well as the promotion of health and wellbeing, nationally and internationally. Knowledge acquired in the programme will give you good skills for working with a number of organisations and sectors, and the opportunity to develop your present work.

Tuition fee

For students outside EU/EEA

First-semester fee: 67500 SEK

Total programme 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 public health, nursing science/caring science, physiotherapy, social work, psychology, sociology or equivalent. English B is required for Swedish students. 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 Mar 2020

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