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Comparative Social Policy

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2019

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About the course

The course provides an overview of the main theories and empirical developments in welfare state and social policy analysis. Major and updated topics (e.g. aging societies, globalization or immigration) are discussed. Special emphasis is put on the characteristics of welfare policies and family policies in Sweden. The development and distinctiveness of the "Swedish Model" is analysed in a comparative and international perspective.

The course is taught in English. 

Application and eligibility

Comparative Social Policy, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 28 October 2019


Lectures end during the week of 2 December 2019

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

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Basic eligibility


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Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 15 January 2019.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology
Contact person for the course is:
Department of Sociology