12 months
11258 EUR/year
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The Global Studies - Sustainable Societies and Social Change program from Jönköping University is interdisciplinary and focuses on cross-cultural, comparative research, and long-term social change. 

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You will learn about various theoretical perspectives of sustainability, get experience in data collection and analysis as well as develop practical skills and experiences in planning and working for sustainable societies and social change.

The Global Studies - Sustainable Societies and Social Change program from Jönköping University  provides a set of social science methods and tools for designing and applying solutions in real life situations, within the framework of sustainable development goalsc, by looking into recent changes and trends in different regions of the world. Academics and practitioners will use lectures, case studies, group work, and exercises to strike a balance between theory and practice and to stimulate interaction between participants.

After graduation

The programme is designed to educate change agents with a deep understanding of sustainable development ideas and strategies, and their application in different settings.

You will acquire key competences and soft skills for the professional world, such as self-responsibility, problem-solving skills, and intercultural competence, in addition to skills in project planning and practical experience with sustainability work.

After completing the programme, you will have the relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to take on strategic roles in government agencies, non-government organisations and private businesses. You will also fulfil the requirements for third cycle studies, i.e., doctoral programmes.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 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
  • Critical Issues in Sustainability 3: Urban and Rural Challenges

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


  • 1 year - 60 
  • 2 years - 120 


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11258 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11258 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 12 months.
  • For the first semester: 58500 SEK
    • Total tuition fee: 117000 SEK 
    Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Living costs for Jönköping

7360 - 10800 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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