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Study sustainable development from a multitude of perspectives


Sustainable development from different perspectives: individuals, organisations and social networks

7.5 hp




This Master's level course offers a cohesive and detailed overview of contemporary social science research in the field of sustainability. You will analyse dynamic interaction between individuals, organisations, society and ecological systems, focusing on how institutional structures affect conditions for social, economic and ecological sustainability.

Samhällsfrågor att arbeta med i framtiden

Vi har kopplat våra utbildningar till FN:s 17 globala mål för hållbar utveckling. Detta är mål som du kan få verktyg att arbeta med i framtiden:

Hållbar industri, innovationer och infrastruktur Hållbar industri, innovationer och infrastruktur
Minskad ojämlikhet Minskad ojämlikhet
Hållbara städer och samhällen Hållbara städer och samhällen
Hållbar konsumtion och produktion Hållbar konsumtion och produktion
Bekämpa klimatförändringen Bekämpa klimatförändringen
Fredliga och inkluderande samhällen Fredliga och inkluderande samhällen
Genomförande och globalt partnerskap Genomförande och globalt partnerskap

En plats för nyfikenhet och ambitioner med utbildningar som förbereder för framtiden.

Useful knowledge for every area of society Sociology is a valuable subject to study if you are interested in societal issues such as social and economic inequality, segregation or socially sustainable societal development. Sociologists work in many different industries and in many different professions. Studying Sociology allows you to develop further, as a trend analyst or external monitor, or to conduct investigations and opinion polls, or to be a teacher, HR manager or journalist. Studies in Sociology provide a broad orientation in Swedish society and insight into processes and structures in numerous areas of society. In other words, Sociology is useful in many fields and is provides a good all-round education. Read about research in this subject
Study sustainability from a multitude of perspectives During this Master's level course you will be introduced to current research in the field of sustainability from the perspective of business studies, economics, psychology and sociology. Researchers from each discipline will give lectures and present research results from ongoing or recently completed projects related to sustainability. You will actively work with the UN's Global Goals for Sustainable Development, both in seminars and for the examination. Course design This course consists of lectures, seminars, group projects and minor field studies conducted at external organisations and companies. Grades are awarded on the basis of individual written assignments, as well as participation in the minor field studies and seminars. As a student on this course, you can expect to spend approximately 20 hours per week on campus. The course has around 50 places.
Societal change starts with knowledge If you are interested in societal issues, then Sociology is the subject for you. As a science, Sociology covers all aspects of society. Sociology tries to explain social processes and the consequences of people’s actions and relationships. When studying Sociology, you will learn to reflect critically on various societal phenomena and to see the links between them. Politics and economics, the labour market and working life, ideology and religion are examples of a few complex subjects that are discussed. Studying Sociology equips you with knowledge about societal analysis and you practice making your own investigations into various aspects of society. For example, you conduct surveys, learn interview techniques and analyse data using statistical methods. Sociology also has an important and creative research environment with several research centres affiliated to the subject. Important areas of research include issues of society’s political and social organisation, and social sustainability in areas of socioeconomic deprivation, amongst other things. All researchers work close to education, so you will find out about new and interesting research in the subject during your studies. Sociology can be studied on freestanding courses, but can also be chosen as a main field of study for several programmes. It is also possible to continue studying after your Bachelor’s degree and get a Master’s or a doctorate in Sociology at the university.