About this program
Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change (1 Year)
Global environmental problems such as climate change, loss of biodiversity and increasing pollution adds to existing problems with social inequalities and injustices. It is high time to reverse the current trend. To create sustainable societies and social change, the programme therefore uses applied research and is based on close cooperation between the academic world and society. For the thesis work, you will work independently but together with a host-organisation (within the non-profit, public, or corporate sector) and with the support of a supervisor develop and formulate a thesis project. The project will focus on creating sustainable societies and contribute to long-term social change, as well as fulfil the academic standard for a master thesis on advanced level.
The program is interdisciplinary and focuses on cross-cultural, comparative research, and long-term social change. The program curriculum is based on social science perspectives on sustainable development and social change, and includes sociology, anthropology, political science, and human geography. It is designed to form leaders with a deep understanding of sustainable development ideas and strategies, and their application in different settings. You will acquire the necessary critical thinking skills to inform policy and create social change with a long-term impact. After graduation from the program, you will have enhanced knowledge of sustainable development and social change with the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to take on high-level roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms. The program also prepares you for the possibilities to apply for third cycle studies, i.e., doctoral programs.
The programme is offered as a 1-year (60 credits) and 2-year (120 credits) program. The latter is an extension of the former, which means that all students study together during the first year.
The master program in Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change (GlobalS) is carried out within the research framework of Social Sciences of Sustainability at the School of Education and Communication at Jönköping University, and in collaboration with the master programs in Sustainable Communication (SusCom) and Learning, Digitalization and Sustainability (LeadS).
The applicant must hold the minimum of a bachelor’s degree (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university) with at least 90 credits in global studies or social science including independent work, i.e., a thesis or the equivalent. English proficiency is required.
Social Sciences include areas such as: Social and behavioral sciences, psychology, sociology, ethnology and human geography, political science, economics and economic history, journalism and information, media and communication studies, library and documentation science, business, commerce and administration, purchasing, sales and distribution, marketing, banking, insurance and finance, accounting and taxation, management and administration, clerical and secretarial services, law and jurisprudence, criminology, anthropology, peace and development studies, human rights, disability science, gender science, etc.
An assessment of your eligibility will be made by Admissions Office when a complete application has been placed.
Please check the university website for more information.
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- Social sciences of sustainability
- Introduction to Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change
- Critical Issues in Sustainability 1: Social Perspectives on Climate Change and the Environment
- Critical Issues in Sustainability 2: Social Justice, Equality, and Human Rights
- Project Planning, Management, and Sustainability Strategies
- Research Methods 1 in Global Studies
- Research Planning
- Master Thesis 1 in Global Studies
Scholarships & funding
Scholarships from Jönköping University
Jönköping University offers scholarships on behalf of the Swedish government. The scholarships, intended for students who pay tuition fees, will cover a percentage of the fee for the duration of the programme.
Please visit the institute website for more scholarship options and information.
- For the first semester: 58500 SEK
- Total tuition fee: 117000 SEK
Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) with a major in Global Studies specialisation in Sustainability Studies
After completing the program, you will be able to take on high-level roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private firms. You also fulfil the requirements for third cycle studies, i.e., doctoral programs.
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Jönköping University is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty as well as student-exchange opportunities. Research is also largely internationally focused, which translates into internationally relevant programs and courses....
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What is Jönköping University best known for?
Jönköping University is one of the most international universities in Sweden in terms of the number of international students and faculty as well as student-exchange opportunities. Research is also largely internationally focused, which translates into internationally relevant programs and courses.
We’re home to Jönköping International Business School (the first school in Sweden to gain both EQUIS and AACSB accreditation) and have a strong focus on entrepreneurship throughout the university.
Outside of the classroom, we’re known for our exciting Introduction Week, which has been rated one of the best in Europe, as well as our very active and international student union that offers students loads of extracurricular activities, events, trips, etc.
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