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Social Policy and Family in Focus

  • Number of credits 15 credits
  • Level Bachelor's level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2021

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course is divided into two modules; Social policy in Focus 7.5 ECTS and Family in Focus 7.5 ECTS.

The module Social policy in Focus 7.5 ECTS provides an overview of the main theories and empirical developments in welfare state and social policy analysis. Major and updated topics are discussed such as aging societies, globalization and immigration. Special emphasis is put on the characteristics of welfare policies in Sweden. The development and distinctiveness of the Swedish Model is analyzed in a comparative and international perspective.

The module Family in Focus 7.5 ECTS is about family - what it is, what it looks like - a few decades into the 21st century. The course discusses the relationship between family an other parts of social life. Family from a Swedish perspective will be the starting point for a discussion of family from an international perspective, with a slight focus on North America and Europe. Some of the themes that will be discussed are: demographic trends, labour market, paid and unpaid work, "new" forms of family, the role of gender, the organization of families' everyday life.

Social Policy and Family in Focus 15 credits correspond to the courses Social Policy in Focus 7.5 credits and Family in Focus 7.5 credits together. The course may not be included in a degree together with Social Policy in Focus 7.5 credits and Family in Focus 7.5 credits.

Application and eligibility

Social Policy and Family in Focus, 15 credits

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

2 November 2021

Ends

16 January 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements

Selection

Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code

UMU-22206

Application

Application deadline was 15 April 2021. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at Universityadmissions.se.

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

Starts

2 November 2021

Ends

16 January 2022

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

General entry requirements

Selection

Results-National university aptitude test-Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2226

Application

Application deadline was 15 January 2021. 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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 23,250

Total fee

SEK 23,250

Contact us

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology
Contactperson for the course is:
Department of Sociology