Stockholm University

M.Res. On Campus
24 months
8581 EUR/year
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The objective of the Masters Programme in Sociology offered by Stockholm University is to provide students with the ability to do independent analyses of social issues using sociological theories and sociological methods.


The Masters Programme in Sociology from Stockholm University consists of compulsory courses 45 credits, elective courses 45 credits, and a Master´s thesis 30 credits. The compulsory part is made up of courses in sociological theory and in empirical analysis. The elective courses are chosen from the wide range of master level courses offered by the Department of Sociology. Upon agreement, courses from other departments can be included in the programme.

The compulsory courses provide a thorough knowledge of general Sociology and the elective courses allow for a high level of flexibility and specialization within the programme.

After completing the programme, a Master´s degree in Sociology is awarded.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Classical Sociological Theory
  • Qualitative Methods in the Social Sciences
  • Modern Sociological Theory 
  • Quantitative Methods in the Social Sciences

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).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences. 60 ECTS credits in Sociology. Swedish upper secondary school course English B/English 6 or equivalent.
  • Grades of academic courses, the quality/subject of the Bachelor’s Thesis and the relevance of previous studies in relation to the programme

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8581 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17162 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.

Tuition fees only concern citizens outside the EU, EES and Switzerland

  • First instalment: 45000 SEK
  • Total course/programme fee: 180000 SEK


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Stockholm University


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