Courses and programmes

We offer master's programmes and Master's courses in Sociology and Demography taught in English.

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Sociology

During autumn 2022 we are organizing two events where you can get more information about our master's programmes in Sociology and Demography and ask questions:

November 24: Career seminar online: How to find a job as a sociologist or demographer

December 2: Webinar for prospective students autumn 2023 together with Student Services.

 

Människor i rörelse i Stockholm. Foto: Jens Olof Lasthein
Photo: Jens Olof Lasthein

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.

Read more about Sociology here

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. 

All applications to our master's programmes are made through the national website universityadmissions.se, or in Swedish through antagning.se.

Master's Programme in Sociology 120 credits

Master's Programme in Applied Social Research 120 credits

 

Demography

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.

Read more about Demography here

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 applications to our master's programmes are made through the national website universityadmissions.se, or in Swedish through antagning.se.

Multidisciplinary Master's Programme in Demography 120 credits

Masters programme in Demography 60 credits

 

Autumn 2022

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

Basic Demographic Methods, 7.5 credits
Family Sociology, 7.5 credits

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

Social Network Analysis 7.5 credits
Introduction to Quantitative Data Management and Statistics 7.5 credits

Spring 2023

Period 1, 16 January- 15 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, 16 February – 20 March:

No courses start this period.

Period 3, 21 March – 1 May:


Social Stratification, 7.5 credits
Complex Inequalities 7,5 credits

Quantitative methods II , 7.5 credits – half time period 3-4
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 -4 June:

Models of Social Change and Social Stability, 7.5 credits
Gender and Gender Structures, 7.5 credits

 

 

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.

Read more about doctoral studies, application, requirements and our courses for doctoral students here.

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