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Information for students, faculty and staff regarding COVID-19. (Updated: 21 January 2021)

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Online and distance learning

Online and distance learning, or web-based education, can be a good option for those who want the flexibility of studying from anywhere in the world in an innovative educational experience. You don't need to be in Umeå to study at Umeå University.

How to apply for online and distance learning studies

Our distance learning courses and degree programmes have formal admission requirements (refer to the specific programme or course links for details). Students who wish to apply should apply online using the University Admissions in Sweden website (universityadmissions.se) during the open application periods.

Web-based
Advanced Infectious Disease Epidemiology and One Health Response, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 100%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Biology Biomedicine Biomedical Laboratory Science Public Health Medicine
Web-based
Algorithms and Systems for Autonomous Vehicles, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Electronics
Web-based
Democracy, Human Rights and Sustainability: Global Perspectives in Education, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 25%; 100%
  • Study form Also available online
Subject: Human Rights
Web-based
Dietary Assessment Methods, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 25%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Food, Nutrition and Home Economic Studies
Web-based
English A, Academic Writing, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 25%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: English
Web-based
Faculty Course: Literature and Disability, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Comparative Literature English
Web-based
Faculty Course: The Imagined Arctic, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Comparative Literature
Web-based
Gender Studies: Master Thesis, 30 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 100%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Gender Studies Gender Studies
Web-based
Geographic Information Systems 1 - Scientific Data, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Human Geography and Geography Earth Science
Web-based
Geographic Information Systems 2 - Scientific Data, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Bachelor's level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Earth Science
Web-based
Internationalisation and Social Work, 15 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Social Work and Welfare
Web-based
Language, writing and democracy, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 25%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Human Rights Linguistics Educational Sciences/Didactics
Web-based
Philosophy of perception, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: Philosophy and Logic
Web-based
Political violence, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: History
Web-based
Rethinking forests: Historical and cultural perspectives, 7.5 credits
  • Level Course, Master’s level
  • Study time 50%
  • Study form Web-based (online)
Subject: History of Science and Ideas