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Welcome to the Master of Science Programme in Sociology

Programme code SASCO. Programme period 2023–2025.

Here you will find all the information you need to get started with your studies at the Department of Sociology at Lund University.

Mandatory introductory meeting

The programme starts with the course Classical and Contemporary Theory, SOCN03:

Time and place:
29 August at 15.00–17.00
Address: Allhelgona kyrkogata 14, Eden (Department of Political Science, House H), room 131

You also find the time and place for your introductory meeting by searching for the course code (SOCN03) in the schedule. Find schedule via TimeEdit. How to find the street address in TimeEdit: click on the address in the column for Rooms; click on the address again; now you will find the street address at the very top.

Information about how to find your way to our classrooms during 2023 and 2024.

Please note that time and place might be changed, please see schedule before the introduction.

See further below in this letter for more specific information about the course, including how to register for the programme/course.

Student account

If you are a new student at Lund University you will receive (or have received) a student ID via email. You activate your student account on If you are already a student at our university but cannot log in to your student account, please visit and reactivate your account.

If you have any problems with your student account, please send an email to LU Servicedesk: servicedesk [at] lu [dot] se (servicedesk[at]lu[dot]se) or call them at +46 46 222 90 00.

IMPORTANT! Register for the programme and the first course SOCN03

Web registration period: 21 – 28 August

You register for the course in Ladok for students. Please use your student ID to log in.

In our checklist for new students you will find information on student account, how to register and related subjects.

If you need help with the registration, please send an e-mail to info [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se and ask for help within time as above, otherwise you may lose your place on the course and programme and it may be offered to another student.

Entry requirements, please look at the syllabus. Students who are admitted with conditions may need to contact us for individual assessment and help with registration but make an attempt first, otherwise please contact your study adviser (see contact details below).

Cancellation: If you are registered for the course and within three weeks decide not to follow the course and programme, you can go back to the Student Portal and cancel your registration, or send an e-mail to info [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se.

Course literature, web platform and more

Information about the course SOCN03 such as literature list, syllabus, schedule and web platform Canvas etc. can be found on the web page Literature and Syllabi.

Canvas consists of course pages and every course has its own course page. Here you will find all information during the course. You have to register for the course in Ladok in order to get access to the course page in Canvas. The course page will be published one week before course start.

On the website Current students you will find shortcuts to Ladok, Canvas, Webmail and International Desk. Here you can also read about different events and last but not least you will find the link to Your digital study environment, which offers great support about e.g. Zoom, Canvas and study techniques.

Information about the programme, such as an overview and the structure.

NB! The courses are studied sequentially, one at a time; this means that one course is concluded before the next one starts. The courses are studied in the following order:

Semester I
Classical and Contemporary Theory, 15 credits (SOCN03)
Methods and Social Analysis, 15 credits (SOCN06)

Semester II
Modern Classics, 15 credits (SOCN04)
Selected courses in theory of science and research methods, 15 credits (go to Graduate School's website for more info)

Semester III
Elective courses / Study abroad / Internship, 30 credits

Semester IV
Master’s thesis, 30 credits (SOCM04)

The lecturers

Our main lecturers during the first semester are Chares Demetriou and Dalia Abdelhady, whose presentations can be found via the links below. For more specific information about which lecturers will be involved in your programme, please see the schedule for each specific course. Lecturers from other subjects may be involved depending on your choices for the elective courses within the programme.

Chares Demetriou:

A more thorough presentation and a description of the first course is sent separately by C. Demetriou to all admitted students.

Dalia Abdelhady:

Dalia Abdelhady is your main lecturer together with Johan Sandberg who is in charge of the computer laboratory sessions on the next course Sociology: Methods and Social Analysis SOCN06, following on SOCN03.

About the Department of Sociology

The main web page for our department is

The Department of Sociology at Lund University was founded in 1947, Social Anthropology was established in the department in 1973. The department of Sociology is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. The Department has currently about 580 students and about 80 employees and holds two subjects: Sociology and Social Anthropology.

Research is conducted in a variety of fields, which is also reflected in our wide range of courses given both on campus in Lund and online. The department offers courses and programs in undergraduate, postgraduate and Ph.D. levels in both disciplines.

Our department 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 Paradis.

The campus offers plenty of study areas, cafés, restaurants as well as a number of other departments of Social Sciences, the main University Library and the Library of Social Sciences.

From summer 2023 to summer 2024 our department will be renovated and the staff has just moved to the nearby Allhelgonaskolan at Bredgatan 26 in the outskirts of campus area Paradis. All teaching will take place in other premises on Campus Paradis. You can of course book a meeting with your teacher or a study adviser at Allhelgonaskolan (see contact details below). More information about the evacuation.

Student in Lund

We hope you will find some useful information about Lund on this web page:

Contact information

Student Office

Department of Sociology
Address: Allhelgonaskolan, Bredgatan 26
Susanne Lindberg
Tel: +46 46 222 88 44
Email: info [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (info[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)

Study Adviser

Britt Marie Rönn
Tel: +46 46 222 88 77 
Email: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (studievagledare[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)

Course Coordinator, SOCN03

Chares Demetriou, charalambos [dot] demetriou [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (charalambos[dot]demetriou[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)

Programme Coordinator

Chares Demetriou, charalambos [dot] demetriou [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se (charalambos[dot]demetriou[at]soc[dot]lu[dot]se)


Again, a warm welcome to the programme and to the Department of Sociology!