Master (one year) in Human Resources, 60 Higher Education Credits

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Master (one year) in Human Resources, 60 Higher Education Credits, 60 Credits

General data

  • Code: SHURA
  • Cycle: Second cycle
  • Ref no: Miun 2006/1867
  • Credits: 60
  • Answerable department: Department of Social Sciences
  • Answerable faculty: Faculty of Human Sciences
  • Latest review: 12/17/2010
  • Version valid from: 8/28/2011


The objective of the Master (one year) Programme in Human Resources is to give students deeper knowledge within the areas of leadership, organization, and personnel management, focused on either psychology or sociology.

Programme objectives

Knowledge and understanding
For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall have:
•demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the main field of study, including both an overview of the field and specialised knowledge in certain areas of the field as well as insight into current research and development work, and
•demonstrated specialised methodological knowledge in the main field of study.

Competence and skills
For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall have:
•demonstrated the ability to integrate knowledge and analyse, assess and deal with complex phenomena, issues and situations even with limited information
•demonstrated the ability to identify and formulate issues autonomously as well as to plan and, using appropriate methods, undertake advanced tasks within predetermined time frames
•demonstrated the ability in speech and writing to report clearly and discuss his or her conclusions and the knowledge and arguments on which they are based in dialogue with different audiences, and
•demonstrated the skills required for participation in research and development work or employment in some other qualified capacity.

Judgement and approach
For a Master of Arts/Science (60 credits) degree the student shall have:
•demonstrated the ability to make assessments in the main field of study informed by relevant disciplinary, social and ethical issues and also to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects of research and development work
•demonstrated insight into the possibilities and limitations of research, its role in society and the responsibility of the individual for how it is used, and
•demonstrated the ability to identify the personal need for further knowledge and take responsibility for his or her ongoing learning.


The programme runs on full time, i.e. with 100% study pace and consist of 2 semesters in total. Half of the programme is common to all students, the other half is devoted to either Psychology or Sociology.

The following courses are included in the programme:
Common courses
Psych/Soc Ma, Introduction to Advanced Studies in Social Sciences, 7,5 Credits
Sociology Ma, Organization Analysis, 7,5 HE Credits
Psychology Ma, Environmental Psychology Factors in Working Life, 7,5 Credits
Psych/Soc Ma, Research Methods, 7,5 Credits
Psych/Soc Ma, Thesis, 15 Credits

Psychology Ma, Change and Development in Working Life, 7,5 Credits
Psychology Ma, Stress – Effects on Creativity, Decision-Making and Productivity, 7,5 Credits

Sociology Ma, Leadership and Entrepreneurship, 7,5 Credits
Sociology, Risk and Risk Communication, 7,5 Credits

To achive a Master Degree one year, courses must be chosen with at least 30 higher education credits within one of the subject areas.




Entry requirements

For specialization in Psychology: Degree of Bachelor (at least 180 Credits) with a major in Psychology.

For specialization in Sociology: Degree of Bachelor (at least 180 Credits) with a major in Sociology.

English course A from Swedish upper secondary school or equivalent (basic proficiency).
English course A can also be proven by for example the following international tests:
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 530 on paper based test and not below 4.0 on the TWE
- TOEFL with a minimum score of 72 on internet based test and not below 17 on the TWE
- IELTS Academic Training with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and a minimum score on the specific parts of at least 5.0

Description of programme

The Master Programme (one year) in Human Resources at Mid Sweden University consists of two main subjects, psychology or sociology. The students specialise in either psychology or sociology but are first introduced to advanced studies in the social sciences. The main subjects are focused on the area of human resource management. In psychology, environmental and organizational psychology are emphasised, and in sociology the focus is on entrepreneurship, organizational theory, and risk management in organizations.

Selection rules and procedures

The selection process is in accordance with the Higher Education Ordinance and the local order of admission.

Programme with restricted admissions

According to curriculum.

According to curriculum.

Title of qualification

Degree of Master of Arts/Science (60 credits)

Magisterexamen med huvudområdet psykologi or sociologi
translated into
Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Psychology or Sociology

Other information

The programme is given in English.

The page was updated 9/2/2014