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Ageing and Social Change

24 months
7712 EUR/year
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Do you want to contribute to the sustainability of an ageing society and the well-being of an ageing population? Then this Ageing and Social Change at Linköping University is your master’s programme. You can choose either on-campus learning or distance learning with on-campus periods each year.


Longevity, policies and social change

The interdependencies between policies, welfare institutions, populations’ dynamics and individual lives are at the heart of this programme. It offers a broad curriculum in policy-oriented ageing research and addresses several policy areas such as the welfare state, life- course policies, pensions, health and care, family, and intergenerational relations. Teachers from a range of academic backgrounds will enable you to acquire a globally attractive and unique education. Together we will seek answers to the complex questions facing society today with regards to both individual and population ageing. As a student on the new Ageing and Social Change at Linköping University, you will gain a broad understanding of the relationships between longevity and social change through a truly interdisciplinary perspective, combining up-to-date research and methodology.

Programme Structure


  • Ageing and Social Change as Interdisciplinary Social Science
  • Social Structure, Inequality, and Exclusion in an Ageing World
  • Policies and Policy Consulting in the Ageing Society
  • Future Perspectives of Ageing and Social Change
  • Ageing, Welfare, and the Sustainability of Societies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


120 ECTS


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen within political science, international relations, economics, history, geography, law, sociology and other social sciences.
  • English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    7712 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15424 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • 160,000 SEK

Living costs for Linköping

7140 - 11270 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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