Master programme in critical social analysis
Bachelor's degree of at least 180 credits, including a degree project of at least 15 credits. A minimum of 90 credits (with at least 30 credits at the G2F level or above) in sociology or academically adjacent subject such as anthropology, working life science, ethnology, gender studies, administrative science, criminology, social psychology, social work, political science or social studies. Upper secondary school level Swedish 3 or B, and English 6 or A, or equivalent.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Sociological Theories (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Critical perspectives on resistance and social change (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Methodologies and Methods in Social Research (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Glocal and Local Relations (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Environmental problems and environmental work as social processes (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Financialization and its consequences (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Advanced Course in Qualitative and Quantitative analysis (Elective)||7.5|
|Organizing, interaction and society (Elective)||7.5|
|Sociology IV, Degree Project (Elective)||15|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Practical Placement: Social Analysis master degree (Elective)||30|
|Optional course (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Sociology IV, V, Essay (Elective)||30|
|Sociology V, Essay (Elective)||15|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.