Courses and programmes
We offer master's programmes and Master's courses in Sociology and Demography taught in English.
Sociology at Stockholm University is a top ranked subject - we are among top 50 according to QS World University Rankings.
Sociology is the scientific study of the origin, development, organization, and functions of human societies. This subject helps you understand how individual lives are affected by gender, social background and ethnicity.
Master's Programmes in Sociology
We offer two programmes in sociology. The programmes start once a year, in the autumn. Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology only have ONE admission round for ALL applicants with deadline in the middle of January the same year as your programme starts.
Demography is the study of human populations – their size, composition and distribution across space – and the process through which populations change. Births, deaths and migration are the ‘big three’ of demography, jointly producing population stability or change.
Master's programmes in Demography
We offer two programmes in demography. The programmes start once a year, in the autumn. Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology only have ONE admission round for ALL applicants with deadline in the middle of January the same year as your programme starts.
All master’s courses in Sociology and Demography
Period 1, 17 January- 16 February:
Modern Sociological Theory 7.5 credits – half time period 1-2
Quantitative methods I, 7.5 credits – half time period 1-2
Family Dynamics in a Changing Europe 7.5 credits – half-time in period 1-2
Multidisciplinary Master's Thesis in Demography 30 credits – full time until 5 June
Master's Thesis in Sociology 30 credits – full time until 5 June
Period 2, 17 February – 21 March:
No courses start this period.
Period 3, 22 March – 1 May:
Political Sociology 7.5 credits - half time period 3-4
Quantitative methods II , 7.5 credits – half time period 3-4
Social Stratification, 7.5 credits
Event History: Regression for Longitudinal Event Data 7.5 credits – half-time in period 3-4
Master's Thesis in Demography (one year) 15 credits – full time period 3 and 4
Period 4, 2 May -3 June:
Period 1, 29 Augusti - 28 September
Population Development and Social Change, 7.5 credits
Introduction to Quantitative Reseach Design, 7.5 credits
Classical Sociological Theory, 7.5 credits – half time period 1 and 2
Qualitative Methods in the Social Science, 7.5 credits – half time period 1 and 2
Master's Thesis in Sociology 30 credits – full time until 16 January
Period 2, 29 September - 30 October
Period 3, 31 October - 30 November
Population Processes 7.5 credits
Systematic Reviews, 7.5 credits
Sociological Perspectives on Organization and Leadership, 7.5 credits - half time period 3 and 4
Research Methods, 7.5 credits – half time period 3 and 4
Period 4, 1 December - 15 Januari 2023
Doctoral studies leads to a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) which comprises 240 credit in all, estimated as four years of full-time studies. This training is characterized as profound studies within specific fields and aims at bringing the doctoral student the academic traditions as well as making the doctoral student develop into an independent and scrutinizing researcher.