Malmo University, Sweden

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Malmo, Sweden

Malmo University was founded in 1998 and is a young, modern and international university. With around 24, 400 students, their mission is to be an active hub of research, education and innovation that benefit a global society. They are known for their courses in Human Rights and Migration and Ethnic studies. Malmo University is located right in the heart of Malmo city which is the 3rd largest city in Sweden and is ranked the 4th most innovative city in the world by Forbes.

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Semester dates

  • ACU Semester 1: mid January to early June
  • ACU Semester 2: late August to mid January


Malmo offers limited courses in English in the following areas:

  • Art, Design and Media
  • Business Administration and Economics
  • Education
  • Health Care
  • Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
  • Social Work and Welfare
  • Technology

A full-time semester load at Malmo is 30ECTS which is equivalent to 1 semester full-time at ACU (40cps).

The subjects at Malmo can be worth 7.5, 15 or 30ECTS and your schedule may be:

  • 1 x 30ECTS subjectmalmo city
  • 2 x 15ECTS subjects
  • 4 x 7.5ECTS subjects

or any combination of these.

Some subjects are not run at the same time – for example: if you are taking 2x15ECTS subjects you may take the 1st subject for the first half of the semester, then the 2nd subject for the second half of semester. Therefore you need to be careful of the schedule when choosing your Malmo subjects.

Past students have taken the following units:

Malmo University unitsEquivalent units at ACU
GP110LInternational Peace and Security30ECTSGLST300Global Studies block unit40cps
MR101LLaw and Human Rights 130ECTSGLST300Global Studies block unit40cps
IM258LChildren’s Literature in a Global Perpective15ECTS

Global Studies block unit

IM258LIMER II: Europe and International Migration15ECTS
IM142LRefugee and Asylum Law15ECTSDVST200Refugees and Forced Migration10cps
BU123EChildren’s Rights15ECTSASOA010 or ASOB010Approved International Unit of Study10cps
SV208LSwedish for Exchange Students4.5ECTSASOA010 or ASOB010Approved International Unit of Study10cps
* Please note that this list is to be used as a guide only. It is not exhaustive and some units will not be offered in every semester. The list of credit equivalencies does not guarantee approval for similar units in future intakes. Study plans will be formally assessed and approved by your Course Coordinator during the application process.