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Structure of the programme

About the courses, from the first to the fourth semester

The Master of Science Programme in Sociology (SASCO) comprises a total of 120 credits, including 30 credits in sociological theory, 30 credits in the theory of science and research methods (of which at least 7.5 credits in the theory of science and at least 15 credits in research methods) and a master ́s thesis in sociology (30 credits). The remaining 30 credits consist of elective courses in other subjects, at other faculties or abroad.


The courses are studied in the following order:

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

  • Elective courses /Study abroad/Internship, 30 credits

Semester IV

  • Master’s thesis, 30 credits (SOCM04)


Department of Sociology
Lund University
Visiting address: Paradisgatan 5, House G, Lund
Postal address: Box 114 , SE-221 00 LUND, SWEDEN
Telephone: Student Office +46 46-222 88 44, Lund University Switchboard +46 46-222 00 00

Faculty of Social Sciences