General admission requirements and Mathematics 2a or 2b or 2c and Civics 1b or 1a1 + 1a2.
Optional courses may have different admission requirements.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Social Organizing, Public Sociology and Research Practice (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|The Individual in Society (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Social Change (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Producing Knowledge of Complex Social processes (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Social analysis, one-semester placement (Elective)||30|
|Social analysis, half semester placement (Elective)||15|
|Public Decision Making in Practice (Elective)||15|
|Optional course (Elective)||30|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Independent specialisation (Obligatory)||30|
*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.