Studies at post-graduate level in the field of Health and Welfare

Studies at post-graduate level in the field of Health and Welfare at Mälardalen University focuses on a field of knowledge in which the Health and Welfare research meet. In this multidisciplinary field of knowledge several different professions from different subjects interact. Studies at post-graduate level in the field of Health and Welfare has both a health and a welfare perspective, which is reflected in the composition of courses and theses.

Participation/gender perspective, professional development/practical relevance as well as innovative approaches are central concepts in studies at post-graduate level in the field of Health and Welfare. We consider these concepts to be important in the goal of strengthening the patient’s/client’s/user’s capability to influence and become involved in their life situation. The research will also contribute to the knowledge base of the professions and support innovation and development in the area of health and welfare.
 
Studies at post-graduate level involves four years of full-time studies which culminate in a doctoral degree or two years of full-time studies that finishes with a licentiate degree. The studies may be pursued for everything from half to full time. In total, the graduate program leading to a doctoral degree (240 credits, of which 165 credits are the thesis and 75 credits are courses). The licentiate degree comprises 120 credits (of which 70 to 82.5 credits are scientific paper and 37.5 to 50 credits are courses).
 
Studies at post-graduate level are conducted in English. The courses are divided into blocks spread over an initial course of studies at the post-graduate level (7.5 credits), a block of courses in research methodology (15-30 hp), a block of courses in the area of health and welfare (22.5 points) and a blocks dissertation specific courses (15-30 credits). The dissertation specific courses are selected in consultation with the supervisors.
 
The doctoral students’ research projects at Mälardalen University in the field of Health and Welfare are often conducted in cooperation with county councils, municipalities and international cooperation partners.

Subject

There are three subjects in the field of Health and Welfare; Care Sciences, Social Work and Work Life Sciences, with the degree Doctor of Philosophy. Work is in progress to establish the subject of Public Health and Physiotherapy.

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Contact Frida Wallander