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About us

The Department of Sociology

The department main entrance lined with roses.

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

The Department of Sociology is located right in the heart of Lund, a few minutes away from the magnificent Lund Cathedral and also close to the central station.

The campus area, filled with beautiful trees and architecture is called "Paradiset", meaning paradise. Walking or biking through the area you will find plenty of study areas, cafés and restaurants, as well as a number of other social science departments, the main University Library (new window) and the Social Sciences Faculty Library (new window).

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 more than 700 full-time students.

We have a long and robust tradition of broad, dedicated and diverse teaching and research. Today, the department hosts two disciplines – sociology and social anthropology. Our research revolves around explaining how people organize themselves in social, cultural and historical contexts. Our researchers are engaged in a variety of fields, creating a rich research environment, which is also reflected in our wide range of courses.

The department offers courses and programmes in both English and Swedish at the bachelor’s and master’s level, and also a PhD-programme in both sociology and social anthropology. The Department of Sociology cooperates with a large number of other departments within Lund University and other universities globally.