Courses and programmes

We offer bachelor's level courses and programmes as well as a master's programme in Social Anthropology.

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We offer courses, two bachelor's programmes and a master's programme in social anthropology. You can find more information about our courses and programs below. If any questions occur please contact our student counselor.


Social anthropology

Here you can find information about our bachelor's programme, bachelor's level courses and master's programme in Social Anthropology. 

On a bachelor's level we offer courses and a bachelor's programme in Social Anthropology. Bachelor's level studies in Social Anthropology are an important building block for a degree in Social Anthropology. You can choose between a 3-year bachelor's programme or taking individual courses. Instructions at the bachelor's level are in Swedish with the exception of the course "Gender and sexuality" (7,5 credits).

Bachelor's Programme in Social Anthropology (180 credits)

Gender and sexuality (7,5 credits)

The master’s programme in Social Anthropology is taught in English and includes two years of fulltime studies with 15 credits dedicated to fieldwork and 30 credits dedicated to thesis work.

Master's Programme in Social Anthropology

Introductory guide to the Master’s Program in Social Anthropology. (6963 Kb)



Here you can find information about the individual courses we offer to exchange students. 

Gender and Sexuality (7.5 credits)

The course provides the students with knowledge of anthropological studies of gender and sexuality. The course examines how anthropologists historically have dealt with issues of gender and sexuality, particularly in view of men and women, homosexuality, and by extension, heteronormativity. The course also looks at current theories and debates of gender and sexuality.


Doctoral level

The PhD programme is a four-year fulltime education funded by the department. The programme is both exciting and demanding and awards the individual student great freedom in shaping the PhD project according to the student’s own theoretical and regional interests.

Doctoral positions are offered as funding is available at the department. Positions are usually listed in the beginning of the year with a deadline for applications in March. Any available positions will be posted here

Doctoral level education at the department is expected to require four years of fulltime studies (240 credits). The student could also be asked to contribute with up to 20 percent of the contract time doing administrative duties and/or teaching at the department. Time spent on such duties will be compensated for by adding a fifth year to the doctoral program.

Program structure:
Year 1: PhD coursework (60 credits)
Year 2: Fieldwork and writing of field reports (15 credits)
Years 3-4: Dissertation work

General syllabus PhD program (341 Kb)  

Educational guidelines

Below you will find templates for postgraduate studies.


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