M.Sc. On Campus

Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

24 months
8556 EUR/year
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The Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations programme of the University of Gothenburg is offered to international and Swedish students and provides knowledge about working life and especially work within Strategic Human Resource Management (HRM).



Current research

The Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations programme of the University of Gothenburg connects with current research in the field and relates to topics such as social change, globalisation, the establishment of employment and company staffing, new forms of employment, recruitment and the reorganisation of HR functions, to mention a few. Students also receive crucial training in scientific work, both through courses in scientific method and theory that prepare them for their own independent study project i.e. the Master´s thesis.

The research- and teaching team is interdisciplinary and involve researchers from a number of fields, such as Business Administration, Sociology and Work Science.

Pedagogical ideas and methods

This Master's Programme departs from the pedagogical approach of student-centered learning, which means that the programme promotes learning activities that enable students to gain new knowledge through active participation.

In addition to more traditional lectures and seminars, learning activities include compulsory group work where the results of the group's work are presented both in writing and orally. Group work requires collegiality, active participation and assuming responsibility as well as producing independent academic texts.

Learning outcomes

The goal of this Master is to develop the students' ability to translate goals into strategies and activities, and provide the latest research, practice and methods in HRM.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Research Theories and Methods
  • Human Resource Management in a Societal Perspective
  • Strategies for Building Robust Collaboration Cultures
  • Human Resource and Management Work Placement
  • Sustainable Leadership

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree in HRM and Labour Relations or equivalent is required, corresponding to at least 180 higher education credits
  • Equivalent degrees include Bachelor's degree in Social Science or Business Administration
  • Proficiency in English. English 6/ English course B from Swedish Upper Secondary School, with a minimum of passed mark. Alternatively, the required IELTS or TOEFL score for current application period
  • Letter of intent
  • CV

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    8556 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17113 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 174 000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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