Minor Programme


Undergraduate level 1

Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Business, Law



Admission to the course requires basic qualification, and that the specific qualification rules for bachelor programme in Human Resource Management and Work Sciences are met. For exchange students, at least two years of undergraduate studies are required, one of which must be in a discipline relevant to the course.


English, B1 level (Engelska 6)

The Courses

HRM: Organizing and Managing Organizations - 15 ECTS

The course covers theories, models and research in the area of HRM, organisations and leadership. In the course, micro-, meso- and macro-theoretical perspectives are used to describe, analyse and critically examine HRM, organisations and leadership in working life. The above theories and research are highlighted from national and international perspectives.

HRD: Learning, Change and Development in Organizations - 15 ECTS

The course covers questions about Human Resource Development (HRD) in terms of learning, training, development and change in organizations. The course starts with a problematization of the gap between HRD research and HRD practice, and the course ends with students get to practice to compile and present up-to-date HRD research for practitioners in the field. In between, concepts, theories, perspectives, models and previous research in the field of HRD are introduced. Examples of topics covered are formal and informal learning, leadership and management development, transfer and use of knowledge, change processes and organizational development.

How to apply

The application for spring semester 2017 will open in September with application deadline October 15. If you are selected by your home university please ask them to nominate you to All nominated students will receive an email as soon as the application form opens.

Application Procedure

When you have been selected by your home university, the application procedure will be as follows:

1. Search for courses in the course list above. Please see under "Course information and timetable" in the left hand menu before you choose your courses. Note that full-time courses at Faculty of Arts and Sciences run during four (4) periods per semester. You can choose only one full-time course for each period.

2, Check the specific requirements for each course that you want to study and make sure that you are eligible for all courses that you select.

3, Fill out the application form on-line which will open in September. The application form includes personal data, academic background, choice of courses and the period of study for your stay at Linköping University.

4, Upload the required documents:

- Transcript of records of all university education

- Proof of English*

- List of ongoing courses

- Degree certificate if applicable

All documents need to be scanned into one pdf file.

5. If you want to apply for accommodation through Linköping University make sure to cross that box on the application form. Please note that you also need to apply and sign up with other landlords and check the notice boards. Linköping University cannot guarantee accommodation.

6. Submit the form. A print-out version of your application will open for your reference.

7. Deadline for Spring semester 17 is 15 October 2016, 23.59 o´clock (UTC+2h).

8. Information and admission documents will be send during November 2016.

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