Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The Division of Research and Educational Support offers qualifying courses in teaching and learning in higher education. If you work as a university teacher at Mid Sweden University you are warmly welcome to apply.


The qualifying courses in teaching and learning are at advanced level and ranges over ten weeks of full-time studies, equivalent to 15 course credits. Read more about the required higher education teaching qualifications here.

As determined by the Vice-Chancellor (Dnr MIUN 2020/94), the courses are given by the Division of Research and Educational Support (FUS). The course package at Mid Sweden University consists of five compulsory courses. In addition, there is a selection of eligible courses to choose from. Each course comprises two weeks of full-time studies at quarter speed, equivalent to 3 course credits. Most of the courses are offered in both Swedish and English and you can take part irrespective of which campus you are stationed at.

The courses are in different ways connected to the Mid Sweden university strategy 2019-2023, especially as regards lifelong learning, digitalization, sustainable development, internationalization and equal opportunities. In one of the compulsory courses, you will be given the opportunity to carry out an educational project linked to your own field of activities.


The following courses are compulsory:

  1. Higher education and its context (fall term)
  2. The teacher and the teaching process (fall term)
  3. The student and the learning process (fall term)
  4. Educational development project (spring term)
  5. Technology enhanced learning (spring term)

In order to become qualified as a university teacher, you need to have concluded all the five compulsory courses. The following eligible courses will start during the spring semester of 2022:


The courses are free of charge and target employees at Mid Sweden University. Entry requirements are a higher education exam. By applying, you confirm that your application is approved by your head of department. Application forms will be available from Tuesday week 9 for courses starting in the fall, and from Tuesday week 40 for courses starting in the spring. You will find the application form on the course web sites (click the links above).

For more information about our courses in teaching and learning in higher education, see our FAQ.


Henrik Brandén

Universitetspedagogisk utvecklare|Educational Developer