University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences

Introduction

University of Gothenburg

The University of Gothenburg has approximately 37,000 students and 5,000 employees. It is one of the major universities in northern Europe. We are also one of the most popular universities in Sweden – the University of Gothenburg has the highest number of applicants to many programmes and courses.

The University’s roughly 40 different Departments cover most scientific disciplines, making it one of Sweden’s broadest and most wide-ranging higher education institutions.

In an international perspective too, the University of Gothenburg is unusually comprehensive, with cutting-edge research in a number of dynamic research areas. Cooperation with Chalmers University of Technology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, society at large and trade and industry has been consistently strengthened and intensified over recent years, as have international contacts and collaborative projects with partners abroad.

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences

We conduct research and deliver education in all aspects of society; everything from the individual’s psychological development processes to large, complex organisational forms. Professional programmes are combined here with prominent international research into democracy and politics, working life and social relations, risk and security, the individual’s adjustment and development, as well as global change. The researchers also frequently participate in public debates.


The faculty’s educational remit is the most comprehensive within the University of Gothenburg and our programmes maintain a high level of quality. For example, you can study to become a journalist, a human resources specialist, a psychotherapist or a social worker. You can also choose from among our freestanding courses and gain the knowledge you need for a profession which focuses on society.


Research in the social sciences is necessary in order to resolve and deal with major contemporary problems pertaining to issues such as the environment, health, war and poverty.

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Master's Programme in Chemistry

Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg + 1 more

If you want to deepen your knowledge in the field of Chemistry, the Master s programme in Chemistry is for you. It provides the theoretical and laboratory knowledge that many employers demand. We offer a challenging programme with great flexibility and a strong link to current research. [+]

If you want to deepen your knowledge in the field of Chemistry, the Master s programme in Chemistry is for you. It provides the theoretical and laboratory knowledge that many employers demand. We offer a challenging programme with great flexibility and a strong link to current research. Chemistry is an ever-growing field of central importance in society, even in areas that are not traditionally associated with Chemistry. The demand for people with good knowledge of Chemistry is growing, and the labour market for students with a Master s degree in Chemistry is strong. The University of Gothenburg is engaged in high-quality research in Chemistry, benefitting from world-class researchers and extensive international cooperation. As a Master s student in Chemistry, you will pursue your studies in a stimulating environment in close contact with the latest research. [-]

Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The basic idea of the Master's in Social Work and Human Rightsprogramme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights. [+]

Master's Programme in Social Work and Human Rights, 120 hp

 

The basic idea of the programme is to promote a less ethnocentric understanding of social problems, social work and human rights.

 

The programme is organized on a two-year basis but with the possibility to terminate after one year obtaining a one-year master degree. The programme, which is on a full time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students.

 

The programme is divided into separate modules with at least 15 higher education credits in each module.

 

First year: The master programme starts with a module called Social Work and Welfare Systems. The second module is Human Rights: An Interdiciplinary Approach. The first two modules also contain lectures, group assignments and seminars in Academic Writing. The third module, which starts the second term, is Research Theories and Methods. This is followed by a Degree Report for the students who decide to terminate their master studies after one year. The students who will continue their studies in the second year will instead take the module Social Work Practice (or choose an optional course at the Faculty of Social Science). The Swedish students will take an equivalent module abroad.... [-]


Master in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The basic idea of the Master in in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations programme is to deepen the knowledge about working life and especially the human resource work. [+]

Master Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations, 120 hp

 

The basic idea of the Master in in Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations programme is to deepen the knowledge about working life and especially the human resource work. A master degree in human resource management and labour relations prepares you for working as a strategic partner in human resources. A strategic partner works as an expert in the development of specific HRM strategies, including the adjustment of business goals into human resource strategies. You will work with for example staffing strategies, strategies for work environment, strategies for competence development etc.... [-]


Master Programme in European Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The master programme in European studies (two years) provides advanced knowledge and analytical skills relevant to different aspects of European development, with a special emphasis on the European Union enlargement and inte­gra­tion processes. [+]

Master Programme in European Studies, 120 hp

 

The master programme in European studies (two years) provides advanced knowledge and analytical skills relevant to different aspects of European development, with a special emphasis on the European Union enlargement and inte­gra­tion processes. The programme is inter- and multidisciplinary and addresses a broad range of topics within the field of European studies including legal, political, economic and social aspects of contemporary European development and integration. The programme equips students with the analytical skills to assess European actors involved in the integration process, implications of EU policy, as well as to formulate strategies to operate effectively in the European arena, i.e. knowledge and skills needed for both professional careers and post-graduate research.... [-]


Master Programme in Global Studies

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The Master Programme in Global Studies addresses a broad range of topics such as globalisation, ethnicity, cultural diversity, worldviews, conflict and sustainable development both from thematic and disciplinary perspectives. [+]

Master Programme in Global Studies, 120 hp

 

The Master Programme in Global Studies requires full-time studies of two academic years (120 higher education credits). The programme is inter- and multidisciplinary and addresses a broad range of topics such as globalisation, ethnicity, cultural diversity, worldviews, conflict and sustainable development both from thematic and disciplinary perspectives.

 

Disciplines that make up the programme are: Development Studies, Conflict Resolution, Global Gender Studies, Human Ecology, International Relations, Regional Studies (African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern Studies), and Social Anthropology. All courses in the programme take into account a gender perspective.... [-]


Master Programme in International Administration and Global Governance

Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

Master Programme of International Administration and Global Governance prepares students for professional careers in, as well as post-graduate research related to, the field of international affairs. [+]

Master Programme in International Administration and Global Governance, 120 hp

 

Master Programme of International Administration and Global Governance prepares students for professional careers in, as well as post-graduate research related to, the field of international affairs.

 

The programmes aim is to provide the skills and knowledge needed to formulate, analyze and evaluate policy related to long-term political, economic and social development.

 

Through interdisciplinary coursework, independent research projects and an internship, students gain both theoretical insights as well as the practical skills and knowledge to work in organisations involved in international issues. Coursework in the first semester explores the historical development of the international system, with focus on the relations among international organisations and between international organisations and various state and non-state actors. Students will also explore the primary policy theories in areas such as peace and conflict studies, and economic, social and political development. Why have some policy ideas been embraced and others not? What ramifications have theories of development policy had, and for whom? Understanding how schools of thought develop, gain footing in the international arena and are, or fail to be, implemented at the international, national or local levels sheds light on the factors that enable or limit efforts to effect change in the world. Through analyses of specific cases in international economic, political and social development, the courses will develop students ability to forecast the effects of different policy approaches, and provide the skills needed to develop policy proposals and strategies for advocacy and implementation of those policies.... [-]