Programme information, introduction and roll call

Here you will find information about your programme and the date, time and place of your programme introduction. The programmes are listed in alphabetical order.

Once you have been admitted to your programme, you will receive an email from the University with information about your programme start.
Key dates and deadlines at Universityadmissions.se External link.

Programmes in alphabetical order

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Day: 2 September, 2024
Time: 11.00–13.00 (Swedish time)
Place: 33:302

The registration and introduction will be held at the campus in Gävle and we recommend you to attend in person since this is a campus-based programme, but if this is not possible you can join via Zoom and this link: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/61193131294 External link.
The session will be hosted by faculty programme director, Dr. Catharina Löf.

If you cannot attend the programme introduction at all, you need to contact the programme administration in advance at studentsupport@hig.se

If you are absent from the programme introduction without informing us, you will lose your place in the programme.

Please note that the semester starts on 2 September and that the programme is campus-based. This means that active participation in on-campus activities is mandatory. You are required to be physically present on campus to attend your courses. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the forfeiture of your place in the programme.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The Bachelor´s programme in social work with a specialization in international social work at the University of Gävle provides you with a multidimensional and multicultural understanding of individuals, groups, and society, and action skills for sustainable development within diverse countries and across the globe.

The programme is open to applicants from all over the world and the programme language is English. The programme consist of three years of full-time studies. Each year is divided into two semesters. Each semester you follow courses that together amount to 30 credits.

Your first year on the programme will start 2 September 2024 and ends June 2025. During the first semester you will first study Social Work and Social Problems, 15 credits, followed by Social Policy in a National and International Perspective I, 7.5 credits, and then Basic Perspectives on Scientific Theory and Research Methods in Social Work, 7.5 credits.

In preperation for your first courses

Your first course on the programme is Social Work and Social Problems 15 credits. This course lasts for ten weeks and it starts 2 September with course introduction. Prepare with start reading the course literature. You will receive more information about the first course in the course information below.

There you will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more. Welcome information for courses is published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Social Work and Social Problems 15 credits External link.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Dr. Catharina Löf.
E-mail: catharina.lof@hig.se

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Day: 30 August, 2024
Time: 13.15–14.15 (Swedish time)
Place: 31:316
Zoom: External link.https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/63694554193 External link.

This event presents an excellent opportunity for you to meet and greet some of the faculty members involved in the programme courses and to address any questions you may have regarding the curriculum. All new students are encouraged to join, and we eagerly anticipate meeting each of you

Additionally, it is essential to emphasize that the Master in Business Studies: Sustainable International Business program is primarily campus-based. This means that active participation in on-campus activities is mandatory. Please note that you are required to be physically present on campus to attend your courses. Failure to comply with this requirement will result in the forfeiture of your place in the program.

Furthermore, please be aware that you will be taking two parallel courses (FEA150 Advanced Academic Writing and FEA180 International Business Management, which will commence in week 36. We strongly advise all students to attend the first lecture, as vital course information will be provided during this introductory session.

We look forward to welcoming you to the programme and starting this exciting journey together.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

Your studies within the programme include four periods. Your academic year will start 30 August 2024 and end 8 June 2025. It requires 30 credits per semester to represent full-time studies. The programme as a whole consequently comprises 60 credits.

This is an on-campus programme and all the courses are held on campus. The following courses will be available within your programme:

Studyperiod 1, week 36–45
Advanced Academic Writing in Business Studies, 7,5 cr
International Business Management, 7,5 cr

Studyperiod 2, week 46–03
Contemporary Perspectives in Marketing Management, 7,5 cr
Cross-Cultural Management: a Scandinavian Perspective, 7,5 cr

Studyperiod 3, week 04–13
Master Tesis in Business studies, 15 cr
Global Markets and Marketing Strategies, 7.5 cr

Studyperiod 4, week 14–23
Sustainability Management, 7.5 cr

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome information for the first courses in the programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in the welcome letters. These are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Welcome information for your course - Advanced Academic Writing in Business Studies 7,5 cr External link.

Welcome information for your course - International Business Management
7,5 cr External link.

It is important that you register for both of the first courses (see above) and log into the course web page in Canvas. Get familiar with the course in Canvas and please read the “Course Guide” which is available in Canvas. The “Course Guide” gives you detailed information about the course and is a good way to prepare for your course.

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Registration and an introduction to your programme will be held online 30 August at 13:00.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

Welcome to the Master in Sustainability Science - Environment and Decision Making at the University of Gävle!

Waiting to meet you all at the end of the summer, I wish to give you here a brief reminder of some key details about the university study and the Master programme.

To study by distance

The Master in Sustainability Science – Environment and Decision Making is a full time (100%) online distance programme. This means that you can study in this Master programme wherever you are if you have access to a suitable internet connection. This may suggest that you can, to some extent, enjoy a high level of flexibility and freedom throughout your studies. However, studying by distance in this programme does not mean that you can decide your study schedule fully by yourself. Each course in this programme requires active engagement and attendance in several real-time online sessions and group tasks. Several courses may also require for you to schedule and attend to real-time online meetings with your classmates to carry out group activities for assignments and exams.

The schedule of each course will be available on the platform Kronox four weeks before the course starts. Instructions and details of each course will be provided through the learning platform Canvas.

Program structure

The two-year Master programme comprises 120 higher education credits and leads to the master’s degree in Sustainability Science. It means that one semester of full-time studies corresponds to 30 credits. The programme is arranged in a way that you will sequentially read full time courses of 7.5 credits throughout the entire programme, with a few exceptions, most notably the master's thesis, which comprises 30 credits and runs the last semester of the programme.

The first semester of the programme starts on the 2nd of September 2024 (week 36). In this semester you will study the following courses:

Week 36-40
Sustainability Science and Systems Theory (7.5cr) - MIA006

Week 41-45
Philosophy of Science, Research Ethics, Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods (7.5 cr) - MIA007

Week 46-50
Group Decision Making and Leadership for Sustainability (7.5cr) - MIA008

Week 51-03
Natural Resource Management and Resilience Building of Social-Ecological Systems (7.5cr) - MIA009

Please note that the courses in the first semester are particularly important since they are prerequisites to register to some courses in the second semester and second year.

Wishing you all the best for this enlightening journey of learning and discovery into Sustainability Science. Good luck with your studies!

Daniele Silvestro, Programme director of the Master in Sustainability Science – Environment and Decision Making at University of Gävle

In preperation for your first courses

Welcome information - Sustainability Science and Systems Theory (7.5cr) External link.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Daniele Silvestro.
E-mail: sustainabilitymaster@hig.se

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Programme director, Dr Per Ängskog, will let you know when the programme introduction will take place. Pers contact details can be found further down this page.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

he Master Programme in Electronics/Automation (120 credits) offers the possibility to obtain an MSc degree with a major in Electronics, specialising in Automation from University of Gävle. The programme is taught entirely in English and is open to applicants from around the world.

The MScEE/Automation programme is interdisciplinary, combining radio frequency measurements and wireless sensor networks with signal processing, advanced control systems, robotics and machine vision.

The extent of the programme is two years, consisting of four semesters. During the first three semesters, you will study four courses each semester - two courses at a time for 10 weeks. In the fourth and final semester, you write your master's thesis. Below you find links to the syllabi of the courses taken in the first semester.

Syllabus and course literature

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Per Ängskog.
E-mail: per.angskog@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 88 27

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Programme director, Dr Per Ängskog, will let you know when the programme introduction will take place. Pers contact details can be found further down this page.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

In order to make your studies successful, it is necessary that you recapitulate Mathematics and Electronics from your B.Sc. If you have the possibility to rehearse MatLab skills before the program starts, it will support your success.

Another good idea is to start your hard work from day one and continue the same way throughout the courses. To study at advanced level in Electronics is quite tough – in return you get a prosperous future career.

Two courses, each 7,5 cr, are given in the autumn semester for half-time studies – one after the other. During the first half of the autumn semester you will study Statistical Signal Processing, and the second half of the autumn semester you will study Multivariable and Nonlinear Control Systems.

Syllabuses

Course literature

In preperation for your first courses

In preparation for your first courses

Welcome letter - Statistical Signal Processing 7,5 cr

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Per Ängskog.
E-mail: per.angskog@hig.se
Phone: +46 26 64 88 27

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Day: 30 August, 2024
Time: 13.00 (Swedish time)
Place: 11:215
Zoom: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/66763264290 External link.

The programme introduction will be a good opportunity to meet and greet some of the faculty members involved in the programme courses and ask questions about the programme. All new students are welcome to join and we look forward to meeting you. You can also follow the programme introduction via Zoom.

The first period of the programme starts on Monday 2 September.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The Energy Online program is a distance-based educational program that offers the possibility to obtain a Master of Science in Energy Systems entirely off-campus. The official language throughout the studies is English.

There are no restrictions related to geographical location. All courses can be followed online. The lectures will be available online on a web-based learning management system for watching at any time.

However, some courses include seminars or project presentations as part of the examination process, which require students to be present and visible online and speak in front of others.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Nawzad Mardan.
E-mail: nawzad.mardan@hig.se
Phone: +46(0)701913707

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Day: 30 August, 2024
Time: 13.00 (Swedish time)
Place: 11:215
Zoom: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/66763264290 External link.

The programme introduction will be a good opportunity to meet and greet some of the faculty members involved in the programme courses and ask questions about the programme. All new students are welcome to join and we look forward to meeting you. You can also follow the programme introduction via Zoom.

The first period of the programme starts on Monday 2 September.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The program is a educational program that offers the possibility to obtain a Master of Science in Energy Systems 60 credits from University in Gävle. A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socioeconomic issues. Advanced optimization and simulation as well as measurement techniques are applied to identify, describe, quantify and find solutions to a diverse range of energy engineering problems. The major provide proficiency in project design and implementation, operation and maintenance, as well as in crucial phases of policy generation.

This study major has a total duration of nine months taught courses (60 credits) including a thesis project work (15 credits). The programme is open to applicants from all over the world. The programme language is English.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Nawzad Mardan.
E-mail: nawzad.mardan@hig.se
Phone: +46(0)701913707

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Day: 30 August, 2024
Time: 13.00 (Swedish time)
Place: 11:215
Zoom: https://hig-se.zoom.us/j/66763264290 External link.

The programme introduction will be a good opportunity to meet and greet some of the faculty members involved in the programme courses and ask questions about the programme. All new students are welcome to join and we look forward to meeting you. You can also follow the programme introduction via Zoom.

The first period of the programme starts on Monday 2 September.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The program is a is a distance-based educational program that offers the possibility to obtain a Master of Science in Energy Systems 120 credits from University in Gävle entirely off-campus. The official language throughout the studies is English. There are no restrictions related to geographical location. All courses can be followed online. The lectures will be available online on a web-based learning management system for watching at any time.

However, some courses have occasions such as seminars or project presentations as an examination moment where the student needs to be visibly and orally present online..

A strong emphasis is placed on dealing with energy engineering tasks with due consideration of technical, environmental and socioeconomic issues. The two-year Master Programme in Energy Systems offers further in-depth studies of energy systems in buildings are geared towards simulation, optimisation and measuring techniques of and in buildings.

You will learn a multi-dimensional approach, which means that the building is evaluated from different point of views as well as with different system boundaries. As evaluation methods, advanced measurements technique, energy simulation, computational fluid dynamic (CFD) simulation, psychological and cognitive functioning, intervention methods as well as life-cycle assessment (LCA) for quantification of the environmental impacts will be covered. This unique programme will focus not only on system and component levels but also on all aspects from technology to human response and environmental impacts.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Nawzad Mardan.
E-mail: nawzad.mardan@hig.se
Phone: +46(0)701913707

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Registration and an introductory session to your programme is held on 2 September at 10:15–12:00.

The introduction is combined with the registration of the Master Programme in Geospatial Information Science and the first lecture of the course Introduction to Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science.

More information and details will be e-mailed before the start of the semester and the course.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The Master in Geospatial Science programme is an interdisciplinary programme that provides the student solid and scientifically founded knowledge, as well as problem solving skills which both broaden and deepen previous university studies. The student will be able to carry out professional activities that are largely self-directed and independent, which is required to gain employment as an expert in activities related to the geospatial information sector and/or for further academic studies leading to research degrees.

The Master in Geospatial Information Science programme is a two-year (120 cr.) on-campus programme given in English. It consists of courses at both basic and advanced levels. Courses given at basic level offers the opportunity for students who have insufficient knowledge in the other sub-disciplines of Geospatial Information Science to continue at advanced level to broaden their knowledge in the subject’s disciplines.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Nancy Joy Lim.
E-mail: NancyJoy.Lim@hig.se
Phone:+46 26 64 85 18

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Registration and an introductory session to your programme is held on 2 September at 10:15–12:00.

The introduction is combined with the registration of the Master Programme in GIS and Applied Geography and the first lecture of the course Introduction to Studies on Advanced Level in Geospatial Information Science.

More information and details will be e-mailed before the start of the semester and the course.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

Master Programme in GIS and Applied Geography is a one-year (60 cr.) on-campus programme given in English. The programme consists of one thesis project and nine taught courses: three at basic level and six at advanced level.

The three courses given at basic level have two purposes. Subjects given at basic level offers the opportunity for students who have insufficient knowledge in the other sub-disciplines of Geospatial information science to continue at advanced level to broaden their knowledge in the subject’s disciplines. The six remaining courses at advanced level mainly deal with advanced spatial analysis and research preparation for the thesis project that ends the studies.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Nancy Joy Lim.
E-mail: NancyJoy.Lim@hig.se
Phone:+46 26 64 85 18

Your Faculty Programme Director will hold a programme introduction and roll call for new programme students.

Programme introduction and registration

Registration and an introductory session to your programme is held on Tuesday 3 September at 10:15–12:00 via Zoom.

Here you will receive a short introduction to your programme by your Faculty Programme Director, Jari Ristiniemi.

We use Zoom for web meetings, please download the app. You are able to participate in the introductory session and even in other seminaries through zoom.

Web meetings with Zoom

Presence in the introduction is non-mandatory, but we presuppose that you contact Jari Ristiniemi at jari.ristiniemi@hig.se to confirm your participation in the programme. If you have not confirmed your participation either through e-mail or during the introduction, you will lose your place on the programme.

Programme information from your Faculty Programme Director

The Master program in Religious Studies is a distance-based educational program that offers the possibility to obtain a Master of Religious Studies entirely off-campus. The official language throughout the studies is English. There are no restrictions related to geographical location. All courses can be followed online. The lectures will be available online on a web-based learning management system Canvas for watching at any time.

At the University of Gävle you have the unique possibility to study Religious Studies at the master’s level. Here, we study the interaction between individual, society and culture during different historical epochs. The influence of religion on current politics, the relationship between aesthetics/art and religion, the relationship between mentality and forms of organisation, as well as different forms of action strategies for a sustainable society, are all issues in focus. The Master Programme in Religious Studies includes four specialisations, you choose one of these during the second semester: Ethics and leadership; Religion in post-secular society; Environment, health and working life; Religion and folklore in the past and in the present.

A great majority of the world’s population say that they are followers of different religious traditions. At the same time, religion is heatedly debated in media. The picture is complex and demands specific tools to avoid simplified assumptions: How can we understand the development of terror organisations like the Islamic State, compared to the parallel growth of Muslim feminism and the struggle for civil rights in the Middle East? How about Syria, is Syria the last secular state in the middle of the growing conservative Islam? How about the scientific worldview, does it really offer an alternative to religious world-views? What kind of leadership does the world need today? The spiritual leadership, what is it? How about the burn-out phenomenon, what is its genesis and how to cope with it? How do the indigenous African religious traditions see on the human/nature interaction?

As a student in the master programme, you will be offered the opportunity to pose the above-like questions and learn more about diverse religious phenomena. We explore a variety of religions like Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, as well as expressions of “New Age” like Spiritism and shamanism. The religious ways of living are all expressed in a multitude of ways, for example as beliefs, rituals, codes concerning food and dressing, politics, gender roles, and different art genres. The master programme studies these phenomena from historical, contemporary, behavioural and existential perspectives. All are used to understand the interaction between individual, society and culture in today’s local/global world. The diminishing influence of traditional religion in different contexts and religious change are also studied. In addition, we also ask the question if there is a difference between what we call religion and spirituality, and if they are related.

Communication
The course communication will happen both through the learning management system Canvas and through e-mail contacts.

In preperation for your first courses

Below you will find welcome letters for the first course(s) that you will take as part of your programme. You will find information about course registration, links to the course syllabus and reading list, timetable and more in your course welcome letter. Welcome letters for courses are published at the latest four weeks before the course start date.

Welcome letter - Contemporary Religious Studies 7,5 credits

Contact

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact the Faculty Programme Director, Jari Ristiniemi.
E-mail: Jari.Ristiniemi@hig.se
Phone:+46 70 721 49 21

Contact

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Student support

Division of Educational Support

Telephone hours Monday-Thursday 9.00–10.00.

The Academic Year

The Swedish academic year is divided into two semesters, each lasting 20 weeks. Each semester is then further divided into two study periods. There are no official breaks for Christmas, New Year or Easter but there is usually a lecture-free period during these holidays.

Dates for the Academic Year

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