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Corona/Covid-19 and the spring semester 2021

Information for students at the Department of Sociology

Lund University and the Department of Sociology follow the Swedish Government's and Public Health Authority’s recommendations and guidelines regarding measures to reduce the spread of the coronavirus Covid-19. All students are encouraged to study from home until further notice. The department building is currently closed for students.

A digital 2021 spring semester

Due to the current spread of covid-19 in Sweden, teaching is currently carried out using digital tools (online) and all students are encouraged to study from home until further notice. Teaching that needs to be campus-based is conducted in adapted forms in order to follow the recommendations to reduce spread of infection.

We are striving to ensure that all courses will have campus-based elements again as soon as possible, but the whole 2021 spring semester will be carried out online.

We are doing our very best to make sure you will receive an education of the highest possible quality, while we adapt the teaching format and our premises to minimise the spread of infection.

Stricter restrictions until further notice

Lund University has decided that all activities that are not necessary to carry out with a physical presence on the University's premises are to be carried out digitally. All students are until further notice encouraged to study from home by default.

Teaching and examination

Teaching and assessment of students’ performance (examination) is to be conducted digitally without physical attendance on the University’s premises. Only teaching and assessment that are impossible to conduct remotely, or possible only with great difficulty, may be carried out with physical attendance on the University's premises following a decision by the faculty dean. In such activities, the Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations to reduce the spread of Covid-19 are to be observed.

Programme/course specific information

You have received information about what applies to your particular course or programme via your Welcome letter.

After that, updates will be made in your schedule in TimeEdit or in your learning platform Canvas. Please check carefully for updates via the two links above, as certain changes in schedule and course format may be made at short notice.

Note that the exact time is stated in the schedule. That means, lectures and seminars will begin at the exact time specified in the schedule (ie the so-called academic quarter will not be applied).

Thank you for your patience and understanding!

Study spaces, computer rooms and libraries

The Department of Sociology is currently keeping the department building closed. We will announce on this page, as well as on our Contact page, when it is possible to open the building again.

As a student, you should only visit campus if, for example:

  • you need to search for information that you cannot access from home
  • you need to use reference material
  • you need access to equipment for distance learning and examination.

A limited number of computer and study spaces for students are currently avaliable in the Eden building and the Social Sciences Faculty Library. Please note that the spaces must be booked in advance. The faculty intend to open more study places gradually and information will then be published on this page.

Due to the restrictions, most faculty study spaces, computer rooms and other spaces intended for students are closed until at least 31 March.

Book your computer or study seat at the Library website

The Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund is open with limited hours for students to the extent necessary to allow deposits or lending of books and access to reference literature. Refer to the library website for further information.

Social Sciences Faculty Library in Lund

A safe study environment – everyone’s responsibility

If you need to visit the faculty campuses, collective responsibility for maintaining a safe study environment is vital. It is therefore very important to:

  • Maintain social distancing!
  • Stay at home if you have symptoms of a cold or illness
  • Wash your hands often and thoroughly or use hand sanitiser
  • Respect the current delimitations of the premises
  • Respect the arrangement of furniture in classrooms and do not move tables and chairs
  • Do not put out furniture that has been cleared away

Also see practical check list for students on

Student support

Campus Online spring semester 2021

Online support, meet-ups and events. Campus Online is a new joint effort between all faculty programmes, departments and the Social Sciences Student Union. Our aim is to create a meeting space for you at a time when physical meet-ups are discouraged. 

Sign up to Campus Online in Canvas

Digital examination - all you need to know

Learn about support, tools and rules in connection to digital exams

The Social Sciences Faculty Library

The Library offer various types of support on distance learning.

Social Sciences Faculty Library website

Study guidance

The study advisers offer support and guidance in study-related issues.

Study advisers: contact details

Student health counselling 

The Student Health Centre at Lund University has assembled some tips for students who are anxious about the corona virus. 

Student health counselling at

The Academic Support Centre

The Academic Support Centre offers assistance with, among other things, study skills. Digital meetings or telephone meetings are currently being offered. Time booked through the University website.

The Academic Support Centre webpage at