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About us

The Department of Sociology


The Sociology department's yellow building.

Three subjects promoting creative research

Three classical social science disciplines are included in one department encouraging a creative and interesting research environment that promotes interdisciplinary projects and collaborations.

Research at the Department of Sociology revolves around explaining how people organize themselves in a social, cultural and historical context through the three fields:

70 years of focus on social sciences

The Department of Sociology was founded in 1947 and is today one of the largest departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences, with about 80 employees and over 580 full-time students.

A wide range of courses and programmes

We conduct research in a variety of fields, which is also reflected in our wide range of courses given both on campus in Lund and online. We offer courses and programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Welcome to Paradiset, our campus area in the heart of Lund

The Department of Sociology is located right in the heart of Lund, a few minutes away from Lund Cathedral.

This cosy campus area with beautiful trees and architecture is called "Paradiset", meaning paradise, and offers plenty of study areas and several cafés, as well as a number of other Social Science departments, The Social Sciences Faculty Library (new window) and the main University Library (new window).