120 credits




Leadership for Sustainable Development; Master's programme Sociology

If you are interested in societal issues and want to apply this perspective in your education, then Sociology is the subject for you. This is also the case if you want to understand how society works. How do politics and economics, ideology and religion, the individual and the collective interact? As a science, Sociology is interested in different types of social processes and relationships, everything from overarching societal change to people’s encounters in their everyday lives. Sociologist try to explain social processes and the consequences of people’s actions and relationships.

With Sociology as your main field of study, you will learn to reflect critically on various societal phenomena and to see the links between them, in association with the programme you are studying. Important areas of research include issues of societal organisation, politically and socially, and societal sustainability in areas of socioeconomic deprivation. Södertörn University has many researchers in Sociology, bringing you close to interesting, up-to-date research.

Social issues to work with in the future

We have linked our educations to the UN's 17 global goals for sustainable development. These are goals that you can get tools to work with in the future:

No poverty No poverty
Zero hunger Zero hunger
Good health and well-being Good health and well-being
Quality education Quality education
Gender equality Gender equality
Clean water and sanitation Clean water and sanitation
Affordable and clean energy Affordable and clean energy
Decent work and economic growth Decent work and economic growth
Industry, innovation and infrastructure Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Reduced inequalities Reduced inequalities
Sustainable cities and communities Sustainable cities and communities
Responsible consumption and production Responsible consumption and production
Climate action Climate action
Life below water Life below water
Life on land Life on land
Peace, justice and strong institutions Peace, justice and strong institutions
Partnerships for the goals Partnerships for the goals