Urban Sociology: Current Challenges, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2020/2021

  • Spring 2021, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 18 January 2021

    End date: 28 March 2021

    Application deadline: 15 October 2020

    Application code: UU-73509 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in social sciences. All applicants need to verify English language proficiency equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.


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 course will present sociological approaches to spatial segregation, gentrification, housing provision, urban planning, public spaces, gender, and urban activism in the context of changing Swedish cities and global urbanisation processes. Contemporary empirical studies with different research methods are used to illustrate the theoretical approaches. Lectures and seminars will encourage critical discussions on current urban issues.

More information


Department of Sociology

Engelska parken Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 624, 751 26 UPPSALA

Email: info@soc.uu.se

Study Counsellors

Email: studievagledare@soc.uu.se

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