At the Faculty of Health and Society, research is carried out in the fields of both medicine and social sciences — representing a creative shift where research addresses issues at the intersection of these two fields.

Education and research that engages with society 

The faculty has programmes and courses in fields including nursing, biomedicine, criminology, sexology, disability and rehabilitation science, and social work. Most courses lead up to a professional exam, but there is also the option of further studies at master's level in most subjects.

Both medical and social sciences research is conducted at the faculty, and there are a large number of research teams in biomedical science, sexology, criminology and social exclusion. Our research is multifaceted and has a close connection with society and the world of business and industry.

Doctoral courses

Most of the research at the Faculty of Health and Society is interdisciplinary, which opens up opportunities for new and exciting fields of research beyond the subject divisions that have traditionally existed between medicine and social sciences. There are five doctoral subject areas at the faculty: biomedical science, nursing, social work, criminology and health and society. As a doctoral student, you will be affiliated with one of these subject areas, even if your research is interdisciplinary. The research environment is clearly anchored in the Malmö region, with its various challenges, although it also has a strong international connection. Doctoral courses are often full-time, though they can also be combined with another form of employment. In the Health, Care and Welfare graduate school, there is the option to continue doctoral studies up to licentiate level.

Working with Health and Society

We are already doing a lot — and we want to do even more! We are always open to new ideas and suggestions for how you want to work together with us. We believe that the success of our research is due to being rooted in our social environment, allowing us to meet future challenges together with various societal stakeholders. A number of researchers at the faculty, representing various types of expertise, conduct research in close collaboration with, for example, local health services, social services, schools, prison and probation services, and the world of trade and industry. Examples include contract courses, placements and student degree projects within various social sectors.

Feel free to contact our departments or research centres if you would like to work with us