In this program you will develop advanced analytical skills for the study of important contemporary social problems. With such skills you can work on social issues in both the private and public sector, and are competent to study at the PhD level.
Specific entry requirements
This programme requires previous university studies. More information about requirements
If you have citizenship in a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are NOT required to pay application or tuition fees.
Non - EU citizens
Tuition fee, first instalment: 31320 SEK
Total fee: 62640 SEK
In this program, you will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in social analysis. By developing advanced methodological and analytical knowledge and skills you will be able to study many of today's most important global and local social problems and risks. In the program you will acquire knowledge on the construction of social problems. You will gain insight into and develop knowledge and reflexive skills with regard to the construction and perception of social problems, as well as to the way in which scientific problems relate to various social issues. The role of social science in society is discussed and the program will contribute to an understanding of the possibilities and limitations in terms of resolving or dealing with various social problems. Moreover, the program provides advanced training in the relationship between methodology and research design, as well as in how to conduct and evaluate analysis within research. During the first semester you will also study how to conduct a literature review of a research field of your choice and you will further your scientific and popular science writing skills. During the second and final semester, you will be writing a Master's thesis (Independent Project) of 30 credits.
The courses in the program are organized around lectures, seminars and assignments with different examination methods.
The application period is open between October 16th - January 15th.
Qualifications (degree awarded)
Degree of Master of Arts/Science [60 credits]
Advanced skills in social analysis are sought after both in the public and private sectors, nationally and internationally. Such knowledge and skills can be used for research and development (R&D), evaluations, market analysis, risk analysis and project management. This program will equip you with knowledge and skills enabling you to work as a social analyst, and the prerequisites needed for further studies at the PhD level. The program is taught in English.
Level: Second cycle
Language of instruction: English
First semester: Autumn 2017
Pace of study: Full-time
Study venue: Örebro
School: School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Study places: 10
Selection: Number of credits on the closing date for applications.
Specific entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits with sociology, gender studies, human geography, media and communication studies, social anthropology, social work, political science or equivalent (including an independent project of at least 15 credits) as the main field of study. The applicant must also have qualifications corresponding to the course "English 6" or "English B" from the Swedish Upper Secondary School. For more information on how to document your English language qualifications, see University Admissions in Sweden.
Application period closed
Application code: ORU-19733
School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences
Student Counsellor: Martin Bolinder
Phone: +46 19303000 (switchboard)