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Sociology, including Demography, at Stockholm University is a top ranked subject - we are among top 50 according to QS World University Rankings.
We offer a lively and collaborative research environment and a strong international research profile. The department, founded in 1954, is especially competitive in the areas of Cultural Sociology, Demography, Ethnicity and Migration, Gender, Family Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Policy Regimes, Social Networks, and Social Stratification.
The master's and PhD programmes offered at the department are taught in English and attract applicants from all over the world. At present we have master and doctoral students but also researchers from at least 15 different countries.
We conduct research in both Sociology and Demography of high international standard, and are consistently ranked among the top 50 Sociology departments in the world in QS World University Rankings.
What does a sociologist do?
Find out what some of our former students do today – and how they think that our Master's Programmes in Sociology at Stockholm University helped them realize their professional goals.
"My education gave me a solid foundation for a career in the field of Sociology"
Our alumnus Ackson Mwale, now a lecturer at the University of Zambia, studied the Master's Programme in Sociology at Stockholm University. He says the programme opened and broadened his scope of the field of Sociology.
"I don’t think it was a coincidence that I was offered a PhD position immediately after graduation"
"The Department of Sociology is a great place for research training"
Our alumnus Adam Andersson-Gullsby studied our Master’s programme in Sociology and is now working as a research assistant at The Swedish Centre for Preventing Violent Extremism.
“Stockholm University is one of the best places to be for learning quantitative Sociology”
"I consider Sociology a left out angle in the popular belief of human behavior"
What does a sociologist do? Our alumna Rebecca Rönningen studied our Master's Programme in Applied Social Research, and is now working as an analyst at the Social services department in the City of Stockholm.
Meet our student Narmina!
Would you like to find out what life as an international student at our department is like? In this video you can follow Narmina over 7 days, including morning yoga, baking Swedish sweets and STATA class with our researcher and teacher Sven Drefahl!
Narmina studies our Master's Programme in Sociology.
What does a demographer do?
Find out what some of our former students do today – and how they think that our Master's Programmes in Demography at Stockholm University helped them realize their professional goals.
"The Master's Programme in Demography advanced me as a Population & Public Health scientist"
Nicholas Adjei is a young researcher with a research focus on population ageing and health inequalities. His educational background in Demography at SUDA paved the way for him and helped him form his research interest.
"What I learned is highly valued in academia and the sphere of international development"
Ignacio Carrasco studied our two-year
Multidisciplinary Master's Programme in Demography. He is now enrolled in a PhD programme at Pompeu Fabra University, after having worked at the UN-ECLAC in Chile for several years.
"The Master's Programme in Demography gave me the tools to find data, analyze and draw conclusions"
Matilda Rehn is a spatial planner and a
demographer working as a regional planner at Region Stockholm. Our Master's Programme in Demography gave her the base knowledge needed about various aspects of the demographic development both in Sweden, Europe and the rest of the world.
"The multidisciplinary aspect of the Master’s Programme was probably one of the reasons I was hired"
Our alumna My Järnefelt studied our two-
year Multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Demography, and is now working as an analyst and forecaster at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency.
"The Master's Programme in Demography was a foundation for further professional development"
Maxim Kan took his master's degree at the
Stockholm University Demography Unit, SUDA, in 2012, and is now enrolled as a PhD-student with us. He has also worked several years as a regional research manager at a non-profit organization in Central Asia.
"My background in demography is fundamental to my current career"
"In general, the SUDA community is super welcoming, friendly and helpful"
"Thanks to the Master's Programme in Demography, I do what I do as a researcher"
"The Master’s Programme in Demography was a great foundation for the work I am doing now"
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Last updated: December 2, 2021
Source: Department of Sociology