Social Science Perspectives on the Welfare State: Thematic Studies, 7,5 Credits

The course gives the student the opportunity to develop a deeper knowledge of and reflect on the growth, development and challenges of the modern welfare state from the perspectives of political science, gender studies or human geography. The course starts with an introductory lecture followed by three thematic lectures, after which, in consultation with the supervisor, the student chooses a specific thematic area to deepen their knowledge.

ECTS Credits

7,5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, the level of specialised study for general qualification cannot be classified (GXX)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: One of following courses: Swedish Politics and Policy, 7.5 credits, Gender Equality and the Nordic Welfare State, 7.5 credits, The Geography of Sweden, 7.5 credits or equivalent.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching Methods

The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.


The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1014