Sociological Theory 2018/2019 (7.5 credits)

Autumn 2018, 50 %, Campus

Start date: 3 September 2018

End date: 11 November 2018

Application Deadline: 16 April 2018

Enrolment Code: UU-23517 Application

Language of Instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry Requirements: A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits including 90 credits in sociology or social psychology


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12500

About the course:

The aim of the course is that students should acquire in-depth knowledge of sociological theories and theoretical thinking and deepen their knowledge about how various theories and theoretical traditions have influenced the different specialisations.

Because sociology is a multi-paradigmatic science the main theoretical orientations and approaches are presented and analysed during the course. In sociology, a distinction is made between general theory, i.e. a theoretical interpretation of society's basic principles and theories that are designed to analyse and interpret the tangible and empirical facts within the society's various sectors and institutions. In addition, the sociological theorising also has a time diagnostic purpose, which in recent years has come to be regarded as important within the field. All three theoretical dimensions will be discussed in detail during the course.

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Department of Sociology

Engelska parken Thunbergsv. 3H

Box 624, 751 26 UPPSALA


Study Counsellors

Telephone: +46 18 471 15 05, +46 18 471 10 74

Fax: +46 18 471 11 70