Application

The programme starts once a year, in the autumn term. For international students, applications will open 16 October  2017 and can be made until 15 January 2018 and for national and EU/EEA students, applications can be made from 15 March 2018 until 16 April 2018.

More information and application in Stockholm University´s course catalogue

More information for international students in the first application round

Please observe, students from countries outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland are required to pay both an application fee and a tuition fee.
Link to information on fees.
Link to information on scholarships.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences. 60 ECTS credits in Sociology. English B/English 6 or equivalent.

To be eligible for the Master's Programme in Applied Social Research the applicant must hold an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) of at least 3 years (180 ECTS credit points) in Social Sciences recognized by UNESCO and/or an official accrediting body of your home country. The degree must be completed before admission can be made and must contain at least 60 credits worth of Sociology courses, equivalent to one year of fulltime studies in Sociology or one third of the degree credits. Beside this you must meet the language requirement in order to be considered for admission. Since all educational activities are carried out in English you need to have considerable skills in speaking as well as in writing in English. For information about different ways of meeting the language requirement English B/English 6 please use the Universityadmission web: https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/English-requirements/.

Programme structure from autumn term 2017

First semester

Introduction 7.5 credits
Measurement techniques and Demographic Methods 7.5 credits
Systematic Reviews 7.5 credits
Social Network Analysis 7.5 credits

Second semester

Modern sociological Theory 7.5 credits - halftime periods 1 and 2
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 2, 7.5 credits - halftime periods 3 and 4
Elective courses - 15 credits

Third semester

Elective courses 22,5 credits
Research methods 7.5 credits - halftime periods 3 and 4

Fourth semester

Master´s Thesis in Sociology 30 credits

First semester

Introduction 7.5 credits
Measurement techniques and Demographic Methods 7.5 credits
Systematic Reviews 7.5 credits
Social Network Analysis 7.5 credits

Second semester

Modern sociological Theory 7.5 credits - halftime periods 1 and 2
Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences 7.5 credits - halftime periods 1 and 2
Research Methods (Master Thesis Proposal) 7.5 credits - halftime periods 3 and 4
Causal Inference 7.5 credits - halftime periods 3 and 4

Third semester

Elective courses, 30 credits

Fourth semester

Master´s Thesis in Sociology 30 credits

Course programme with links to course details and schedules

 

Departmental agreement with Cornell University College of Human Ecology

Departmental exchange agreement for students studying at the Master’s in Applied Sociological Research and the two-year Master’s in Demography. If you are a student at one of these programmes and you are interested to find out more about his exchange, then you will find more information here.