Level: Master
Application period: 2021-10-18 - 2022-05-02
Start date: Autumn 2022
City: Jönköping
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Occupational Therapy, 120 credits

The programme begins with a course in scientific theory and scientific method. In this course, you will start developing a plan for your future master's thesis, which will be completed during the programme. Later, you will take courses that focus on occupation and health, social and ecological sustainability, occupational therapy and science, health promotion and community development, and evidence-based practice in occupational therapy. Most of the time, you are given the opportunity to tailor parts of your education by, for example, choosing a specific target group, and formulate your research questions based on interest.


As a student, you gain valuable knowledge that you can use to critically and systematically integrate the theory and evidence into occupational therapy. You learn to analyse, assess and handle complex phenomena, problems and situations.

The programme is entirely in English. During your studies you will meet students from different countries, which gives the programme a global perspective. The master's programme is web-based and part-time.

In several assignments, you will encounter tasks that develop and test your practical knowledge. No internship or other contact with the industry is part of the course, but we encourage students to make contact with the labour market themselves through development work and research.

Your degree makes you qualified to work in home health care, private practice, social care, health care and hospitals, research, in rehabilitation companies, and government sectors. After graduation, you are also qualified to start a research career by applying for doctoral studies.

The programme is conducted at School of Health and Welfare
Credits: 120 credits
Level: Master
Rate of study: Part-time
City: Jönköping
Place of study: Web-based
Start date: Autumn 2022
Requirements: The applicant must hold the minimum of a Bachelor´s degree in Occupational Therapy, (i.e. the equivalent of 180 ECTS credits at an accredited university). Proof of English profiency is required.

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Application code: HJ-MU077
Degree: Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Occupational Therapy
Tuition fee: For the first semester: 30000 SEK
Total tuition fee: 240000 SEK

Tuition fees do NOT apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students

Year 1

Theory of Science and Scientific Method, 15 credits
Occupational Therapy, Theory I, 7.5 credits
Occupational Therapy, Community-based Practice, 7.5 credits
Occupational Therapy, Evidence-based Practice I, 7.5 credits
An Occupational Perspective of Health I, 7.5 credits
Occupational Therapy, Thesis I, 15 credits

Year 2

Occupational Theory and Evidence-Based Practice II, 15 credits
An Occupational Perpective of Health II, 7.5 credits
Statistical methods or Qualitative Methods in Health and Welfare, 7.5 credits
Team Collaboration in Changing Organisations, 7.5 credits
Co-production in Health and Welfare 7.5 credits
Occupational Therapy, Thesis II, 15 credits
Occupational Therapy, Thesis I and II (replaced with one Thesis), 30 credits

At the end of the programme students must complete an independent project (thesis) worth at least 15 credits. This final project should be performed individually or in pairs. If students work together, each student's work should meet the demands on an individual project.

Contact us

Programme Director

  • Assistant Professor Occupational Therapy
  • School of Health Sciences