Welcome to the Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology at Uppsala University is  the oldest of its kind in Sweden. Its main subjects are Sociology and Social psychology. Undergraduate education is also offered in Sociology with Orientation towards Work, Organization and Human Resource Management, and Social work.

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Without confinement to any specific areas or themes sociologists engage in social science basic research. In doing so  methods and theories aimed at the studying, understanding and explaining of social phenomena are developed.
Research and education at the Department of Sociology reflects this span and diversity. Here you will meet teachers and researchers who focus on areas like work, children, economics, gender, disability, self conceptualisations, networking, fashion, organization, urban life, sexuality, technology or aging.

Each semester about five hundred students are engaged in undergraduate studies, either as enrolled in any of the programmes hosted by the department, or in any of the numerous single subject courses, which can also be included, as compulsory or elective courses, in programmes hosted by other departments.

At the department Master studies can be carried out through single subject courses or through the Master programme in Social sciences.

The department staff comprises a total of about fifty researchers, teachers and administrators. Through the graduate programme, each year about five doctoral dissertations are completed.


Three postdoctoral positions in Sociology

We are now recruiting three postdoctoral positions in sociology, with an appointment term of two years, with a view to offering the opportunity for teaching based employment for a further period. For more information about the positions click here.

PhD course: Modern Sociological Theory 7,5 ECTS

The course is given by professor Hans Joas , Permanent Fellow at the University of Freiburg in Germany and Professor of Sociology and a Member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago assisted by professor Patrik Aspers. Start May 7.

Ny bok: Att skriva uppsats med akribi

Boken är skriven av Jan Trost, professor emeritus vid sociologiska institutionen. I denna fjärde upplaga har texten uppdaterats och ett nytt avsnitt om forskningsetik tillkommit, författat av docent Ulla Hellström Muhli, universitetslektor vid sociologiska institutionen.

Roland Paulsen has been awarded the Wallander scholarship

Roland Paulsen, who received her PhD from the Department of Sociology in April 2013, with the thesis 'Empty Labor: Subjectivity and Idleness at Work' has been awarded the Wallander scholarship in 2013.

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