Lund University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
10445 EUR/year
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The Master of Science in Sociology from Lund University provides specialisation in the scholarly approach that is fundamental to students aiming to pursue PhD studies and also is of considerable value for advanced work as a policy or operational officer in different kinds of organisations. 


Furthermore, the programme provides the student with knowledge and skills to adapt to a changing working life and ability to contribute to development in society and working life.

The MSc in Sociology from Lund University prepares students for PhD studies in Sociology as well as for advanced professional work in socio­logical inquiries and community planning. The programme allows students considerable freedom to select courses ac­cording to interest and future needs. The programme en­ables students to develop critical thinking, analytical skills and ability to conduct societal analysis, as well as to acquire specialised knowledge of sociology. On completion of the programme, students are awarded a degree of Master of Science (120 credits) specialising in Sociology.

Career prospects

The programme provides you with both the background knowledge and the practical skills needed to work in a broad range of fields including governmental, non-govern­mental and the private sector.

You will be prepared for a future career as a policy maker, a leader or a practitioner working in government agencies, private companies or NGOs, or alternatively, for doctoral studies and a continued academic career.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Classical and Contemporary Theory  
  • Methods and Social Analysis 
  • Modern Classics 
  • Participatory Methods of Change and Development 
  • Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis
  • Evaluation Research – Theories and Methods
  • Quantitative Methods: Multivariate Analysis

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree is required that includes at least 90 credits or equivalent of studies in Sociology or the equivalent.
  • The applicants estimated capacity to complete the programme is the primary criterion for selection. Students who fulfill the special eligibility requirements are selected on the basis of their previous study results (grades on courses and Bachelor s degree essay), proficiency in English and letter of intent.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10445 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 20891 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 220 000


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