Master's Programme (One Year) in Social Analysis, 60 credits

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On this interdisciplinary programme 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 continue your studies at the doctoral level.

You will acquire advanced knowledge and skills in social analysis. Through developing advanced methodological and analytical knowledge and skills, you will be able to study many important contemporary global and local social problems and risks. You will acquire knowledge of the construction of social problems, and 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 your studies will contribute to an understanding of the possibilities and limitations in terms of resolving or dealing with various social problems.

Moreover, the programme 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 learn how to conduct a literature review of a research field of your choice and you will develop your scientific and popular science writing skills. During the second and final semester, you will write a Master's thesis (independent pr


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, evaluations, market analysis, gender impact assessment, 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, because skills in communicating science in English are increasingly crucial on the international labour market.

What`s Included

Social analysis: Theory and Method, 30 credits (sociology, A1N)
Sociology, Independent Project - Thesis, 30 credits (A1E)
Media and Communication Studies, Independent Project - Thesis, 30 credits (AIE)
Human Geography, Independent Project - Thesis, 30 credits (AIE)
Political Science, Independent Project - Thesis, 30 credits (AIE)
Gender Studies, Independent Project - Thesis, 30 credits (AIE)

Degree Course

Social Sciences

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Örebro, Sweden

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Örebro University
  • Sweden: Örebro
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Masters Degree
EU citizens 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: 31740 SEK Total fee: 63480 SEK

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