Master’s programmes at Department of Sociology will only have one admission round for all applicants. This means that if you want to apply to one of our Master´s programmes starting autumn 2021, the application deadline is January 15, 2021.

When applying to our master's programmes, it is required that you also submit a motivation letter including your research ideas. You must use this web form to create your motivation letter.

Once completed you will receive an e-mail with a pdf to upload with your application at / If you do not upload your motivation letter it will not be assessed. The last day to upload the motivation letter is 1 February 2021.

Any questions related to this can be directed to

More information and application in Stockholm University´s course catalogue

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 and scholarships.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Economic History, Economics, Human Geography, Sociology, Statistics or equivalent. English B/English 6 or equivalent.

To be eligible for the Master´s Programme in Demography 60 credits the applicant must hold an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) of at least 3 years (180 ECTS credit points) in Economic History, Economics, Human Geography, Sociology, or Statistics recognized by UNESCO and/or an official accrediting body of your home country. The degree must be completed before admission can be made. Beside this you must meet the language requirement stated for the Master´s Programme in Demography 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 see

Assessment of merits

In ranking the applicants for programmes at the Department of Sociology, three components are used to assess the merits of applicants.Please find more information here.

Programme structure

First semester:
Population Development and Social Change 7.5 credits
Basic Demographic Methods 7.5 credits
Population Processes 7.5 credits
Elective course 7.5 credits

Second semester:
Elective courses 15 credits
Master´s Thesis in Demography 15 credits

Course programme at the Department of Sociology