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Master's Programme in Sociology

  • 120 credits

Please note that Master’s programmes at the Department of Sociology with start autumn semester 2020 and onwards, will only have one admission round for all applicants. This means that if you want to apply to one of our Master´s programmes starting autumn 2020 the application deadline is January 15, 2020. This applies to all applicants, including Swedish and EU/EEA-citizens.

The objective of the Master´s Programme in Sociology is to provide students with the ability to do independent analyses of social issues using sociological theories and sociological methods.

The programme consists of compulsory courses 45 credits, elective courses 45 credits, and a Master´s thesis 30 credits. The compulsory part is made up of courses in sociological theory and in empirical analysis. The elective courses are chosen from the wide range of master level courses offered by the Department of Sociology. Upon agreement, courses from other departments can be included in the programme.

The compulsory courses provide a thorough knowledge of general Sociology and the elective courses allow for a high level of flexibility and specialization within the programme.

After completing the programme, a Master´s degree in Sociology is awarded.

Graduates will be able to work with qualified analyses and research within authorities, businesses, or organizations.