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Programme for Master in Sociology

Master's programme | 120 credits

The programme does not start this academic year. Please contact the department for further information.

About the Programme

Rated the best Master’s Programme in Sociology in Sweden in 2012 by the Swedish Higher Education Authority

Sociology is the social scientific discipline which analyses how patterns of everyday life connect up with global social processes in the contemporary era. The richness and diversity of sociological thought serves to engender new forms of critical insight as well as policy relevant perspectives concerning some of today’s most challenging problems in fields such as working life, healthcare, gender relations, urban life, migration and adaptation to climate change.

Careers

Given the great range and vibrancy of sociological research, the Master’s Programme in Sociology can enable you to develop and pursue an exciting variety of career plans. The programme is tailored to those aiming for a professional career within the public and private sectors practicing qualified forms of social analysis. The programme also prepares and equips you for an academic career in sociology and social sciences in Sweden or abroad.

 

Content

On the Programme you learn to creatively deploy sociological perspectives and methods to describe, interpret and explain contemporary matters of concern reflecting the complex interaction of local and global processes in today’s society. You will be able to take advantage of the choice and flexibility the Master’s Programme in Sociology offers to focus on cultivating the competences you consider most appropriate to your career plans. In particular, you will have the opportunity to gain the practical and analytical skills required to engage in both academic and more applied and directly policy-relevant research. Key features of the Programme include:

  • Close links with current research within the Department of Sociology and Work Science
  • Comprehensive courses in both qualitative and quantitative research methods (30 credits in total)
  • Possibility to study abroad for one term (30 credits) or take a work placement
  • Extensive individual supervision during the completion of a 30 credits Master's Thesis.

 

The Programme encompasses 5 obligatory courses (in total 90 credits) as well as a number of optional courses ( in total 30 credits). The obligatory courses are:

  • Contemporary Sociological Analyses and Horizons, 15 credits
  • Social Change, 15 credits
  • Applied Qualitative Research Methods, 15 credits
  • Applied Statistical Analyses, 15 credits
  • Masters Thesis, 30 credits

 

The Department of Sociology and Work Science offers five optional courses during the second term of the Programme:

  • Social Science as Expertise, Social Scientists as Experts, 7.5 credits
  • Emotions in Organizations, 7,5 credits
  • Work Placement in Public or Applied Sociology, 15 credits
  • Human Resource Management in a Societal Perspective, 15 credits
  • Strategies for Building Robust Collaboration Cultures, 15 credits

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Tuition Fee

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

Study Guidance

Kontakta gärna studievagledning@socav.gu.se

Department

Department of Sociology and Work Science
Box 720
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Skanstorget 18

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