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Education in Culture and Society

If you are interested in working within one of the School Curricular Teaching and Learning fields of the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences, then our B.A. program be just what you are looking for.

Subject description

School Curricular Teaching and Learning programs in Sweden comprise the study of curricular content knowledge and applied subject pedagogical theory and best practices. What is the content of a given subject? What are its aims and goals? How can teachers design their lessons in ways that facilitate student development and lifelong engagement in civil society?

At the Department of Teaching and Learning, our pre-service and in-service program-participants acquire the teaching methods and curricular knowledge necessary for fulfilling their mandates as school teachers within the fields of the visual arts, performing arts, music, history, religious studies, social studies, geography, economics and philosophy. HSE also provides the teaching profession with in-service courses for teachers wishing to receive specialized training in student-advisor roles and other formal guidance-oriented positions.

Our courses and programs introduce students to the critical concepts necessary for the mastery of domain-specific didactics and assessment methods within the school curriculum. They equip participants with the kinds of tools that will help them achieve a more profound insight into their chosen curricular subject specialization. In addition to courses that cover subjects that have been accorded discrete designations by the national curriculum, HSE also offers courses on subjects with pan-curricular import and scope such as Democracy and Citizenship Education, Communication and Understanding Conflicts, and Arts and Museum Pedagogy.

These courses and programs are designed for both pre-service and in-service students, teachers and educators.

M.A. Program in School Curricular Teaching and Learning

If you are an in-service teacher in the Arts or the Social Sciences wishing to integrate into your practice the latest research on school curricular and peer-based teaching and learning, then this may be the degree program you are looking for: a Master’s degree in School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Arts (Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music) or in the Social Sciences (Geography, History, Social Studies, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Psychology, Business Studies).

Our Performing Arts M.A. Program in Teaching and Learning aims at allow participants to deepen their mastery of the teaching and learning potential of the Performing Arts medium.

It’s aim is to provide graduates with an advanced understanding of the curricular Arts with a specialization in the performing arts. It uses a practical approach to Arts instruction for children and youths, with a view to equipping instructors and project leaders with the kinds of advanced skills and curricular content knowledge necessary to carry out their mandates either in formal or less formal educational settings.

Career opportunities

School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities – Courses and Degree Programs with a Job-Skills Focus

Most of our students are participants in various pre-service or in-service teacher programs. Regarding the former group, there is a great demand for qualified teachers in Sweden right now. Regarding the latter, continuing education in the form of School Curricular Teaching and Learning courses and degree programs provide the competencies necessary for promotions to senior teaching and administrative positions within the school system.

Courses and programmes


A master's degree in School Curricular Teaching & Learning in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences can only be obtained through enrolment in one of the master’s programmes listed under Courses and programmes.

More information about degrees at Stockholm University


Our researchers are active in the fields of the visual arts, the performing arts, music, and aesthetic learning processes (School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Arts), and in the fields of economics, history, religious studies, social studies and geography (School Curricular Teaching and Learning in the Humanities and Social Sciences).

Read more about research at the Department of Teaching and Learning