O que eu aprenderei?

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.


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.


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

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Business, Economics and Law

Opções de estudo

Período integral (120 horas de crédito)

Full programme cost: 168,026 SEK; First payment: 42,007 SEK
Data de início

31 Agosto 2020


University of Gothenburg



SE-405 30, Sweden

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL (Paper-based) For English 6: Score of 4.5 (scale 1–6) in written test and a total score of 575.

Para estudantes internacionais

Applicants to the Programme must hold a Bachelor s degree within the Social Sciences or equivalent, corresponding to at least 180 credits. Those applying must also 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.

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