Why study sociology?

Sociology is about seeing men and women as members of societies in terms of family life and working life as well as members of the society at large. You will learn about how we function as members of society, how changes in society and within organizations affect us.

You will also learn to analyze social issues, to assess and evaluate investigations about phenomena in society and how to perform such investigations. In doing such analyses, you will use qualitative and quantitative methods of research.

Frequent sociological issues deal with processes and patterns of the interaction of groups and individuals, forms of organization of social groups, relations between groups, influence of groups on the behaviour of individuals and differencies among people in terms of power resources and life chances.

At the Department of Sociology, we conduct research of high international standard. Teachers and researchers at the Department of Sociology engage in numerous research projects, the aims of which are to illustrate various aspects of the life conditions of people as members of societies, organizations and groups.

Strong position in quantitative methods

Our department has a long tradition of education in quantitative methods at a high international level and has in recent years grown stronger even in qualitative methods.

This is reflected through all the courses and programmes offered at the Department of Sociology.

Study sociology with us!

Master's Programmes

We offer two Master's Programmes in Sociology taught in English:

Master´s Programme in Applied Social Research 120 credits

Master´s Programme in Sociology 120 credits

Freestanding courses, Master's level

We also offer a range of courses at Master's level:

Master's courses in Sociology

PhD Studies

Programmes for doctoral students in Sociology