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Social Law in Nordic Welfare Contexts

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Study form Web-based (online)
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

In this course social law in Nordic welfare contexts is studied both as a field of law and a field of legal research.  Legal sources and actors in this field of law, national regulations in light of international laws and the intersection with other fields of law are tackled. Comparative and critical perspectives are applied in analysis of the transformation of Nordic welfare models and the economic, political and social dimensions of social law. Interdisciplinary themes such as the relations between individual persons, families, state and market, and work and welfare provision are dealt with in the course. 

Application and eligibility

Social Law in Nordic Welfare Contexts, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 100%, Online learning (web-based)

Number of mandatory meetings

No mandatory meetings.

Number of on campus meetings

No on campus meetings.

Required Knowledge

A minimum of 90 university credits in one main field of social sciences, including an individual essay carrying at least 15 university credits and an introductory course in law carrying at least 15 university credits, or 120 university credits from the Law Programme, or equivalent qualifications. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits

Application code



Application deadline was 16 October 2017. The application period is closed.

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.

Application fee


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Contactperson for the course is:
Emma Lind