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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.

Students standing in a group. Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter
Students standing in a group. Photo: Viktor Gårdsäter

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.

Ackson Mwale.
Ackson Mwale.

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.

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Mayya Shmidt
Mayya Shmidt

Mayya Shmidt studied our Master’s Programme in Sociology, and is now enrolled as a PhD student at Uppsala University.

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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.

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Linnea Claésson
Linnea Claésson

Our alumna Linnea Claésson studied our Master’s Programme in Applied Social Research, and is now working as a project leader at Dalarna University.

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Rebecca Rönningen.
Rebecca Rönningen.

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.

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Sofia Härd.
Sofia Härd.

Our alumna Sofia Härd studied our Master’s Programme in Applied Social Research and is now a doctoral student at the Department of Social Work at Stockholm University.

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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.

Nicholas Adjei, alumni
Nicholas Adjei, alumni

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.

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Ignacio Carrasco studied our two-year 

Ignacio Carrasco. Photo: Private
Ignacio Carrasco. Photo: Private

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.

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Matilda Rehn is a spatial planner and a 

Matilda Rehn
Matilda Rehn. Photo: private

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.

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Our alumna My Järnefelt studied our two-

My Järnefelt
My Järnefelt. Photo: private

year Multidisciplinary Master’s Programme in Demography, and is now working as an analyst and forecaster at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency. 

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Maxim Kan took his master's degree at the 

Maxim Kan. Photo: Daniel Rossetti/Stockholms universitet
Maxim Kan. Photo: Daniel Rossetti / Stockholms universitet

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.

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Marcus Immonen Hagley. Photo: L Zoubir/SU
Marcus Immonen Hagley. Photo: L Zoubir/SU

Our alumnus Marcus Immonen Hagley is now a second year PhD researcher at the European University Institute. 

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Our alumna Jeylan Erman is now in her final year of her PhD in Sociology and Demography at the University of Pennsylvania.

Jeylan Erman
Jeylan Erman

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Hélio Manhica graduated from our Master's 

Hélio Manhica
Hélio Manhica

Programme in Demography in 2009, and is now a postdoctoral fellow in social epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet.

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Maria Hornung
Maria Hornung. Photo: Leila Zoubir

Our alumna Maria Hornung studied our Master's Programme in Demography and is now enrolled as a PhD student at the Humboldt University of Berlin.

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