Sociological Theory, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2020/2021

  • Autumn 2020, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 31 August 2020

    End date: 3 November 2020

    Application deadline: 15 April 2020

    Application 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 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The aim of the course is that you should acquire in-depth knowledge of sociological theories and theoretical thinking and deepen your 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 Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 624, 751 26 UPPSALA


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