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Social Europe

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: EU2220
Autumn 2020
100% Day
Period: 31 August 2020 - 2 November 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

The aim of Social Europe is to expand your knowledge and understanding of European citizenship from a social perspective and to enhance knowledge of the processes and complexities associated with creating a European Social Model given the institutional framework and the challenges facing modern Europe. The course focuses on five central themes. The first theme introduces the concept of a social Europe and questions the commitment to and the institutional framework for creating social policy at the Europe level. The following themes consider specific policy arenas; changing family life, social security, industrial relations and human services and social Europe and migration. Social Europe is organized as a stream of lectures, seminars, student presentations, written assignments, workshops and guest lectures. As a final examination, you are required to write, present and defend an original research proposal formulated around a central aspect of social Europe research.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: The entry requirements for the course is a Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in consecutive courses in a social sciences discipline, humanities discipline or equivalent. Students at the Law programme are also eligible the course after three years of studies
(180 credits, equivalent of a bachelor degree). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits. Priority will be given to students on the Master´s Programme in European Studies.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK

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

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189,


Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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