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History of the Swedish Welfare State

Bachelor's level | 15 credits | Course code: HI1450
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The course gives an overview over the Swedish welfare state and its historical and ideological roots. Analysing the joint influence of the social, economic and political forces that led to the formation of the Swedish welfare state significant social, economic and political developments will be dealt with, including class and gender aspects. In addition the course will discuss different historical interpretations of the welfare state. Also some international comparisons will be done.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: General entrance requirements

Selection: Selection is based upon average grade from upper secondary school (34 %), the number of credits from previous university studies (33 %) and Högskoleprovet - Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (33 %)

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on: http://www.universityadmissions.se

Study Guidance

Anders Simonsen
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031 - 786 5526
Besöksadress fr.o.m. 15 augusti 2017: Eklandagatan 86


Department of Historical Studies
Box 200
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: fr.o.m. 15 augusti 2017: Eklandagatan 86

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