University of Gothenburg

How to apply to the Master's Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

Information about the entry requirements, selection criteria and application process for the Master's Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

Two application periods for the programme

  • All international students are encouraged to apply in the first admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of the semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive a residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
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  • The second admission round is suggested for students from Sweden. Even applicants from an EU/EEA country have the possibility to apply, as they do not need a residence permit. This also applies to students who already live in Sweden and therefore do not need to apply for a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester.
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Selection criteria

The admissions selection criteria is based upon Letter of Intent/CV. First priority is given to applicants with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Resource Management and Labour Relations. Second priority is given to applicants with 60 credits in one of the following disciplines within the fields of Business Administration and Social Sciences, including but not limited to Economics, Labor/Employment Law, Management, Marketing, Organisation, Pedagogy, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Social Work, Sociology and Working Life Studies.

Letter of Intent/CV
The applicant should not only submit documentation demonstrating fulfillment of the entry requirements (i.e. degree certificate and transcript, certification of language skills) but also a Letter of Intent and a CV. The Letter of Intent/CV should contain information about the applicant’s academic and professional merits leading to judgment of their overall ability to successfully complete the programme. Upload the Letter of Intent/CV on or no later than 1 February (if you apply in the first admission round) or 2 May (if you apply in the second admission round). Please use the form, Letter of Intent/CV which you will find below.

N.B. It is very important that you submit Letter of Intent/CV! Applicants who do not submit Letter of Intent/CV will be given 0 as credit value.

More information

For information about your online application please see or
For questions about admission please turn to the Admissions Office at the University of Gothenburg.

Upload your Letter of Intent / CV on the University Admissions website.

Letter of Intent / CV (PDF)