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Undergraduate and Graduate Studies

The programmes are among the most desirable in the country. There are more undergraduate students at the social science faculty than any other faculty at Gothenburg University.

These studies include just over 5,000 full-time students, of which just over half complete study programmes and others study from the wide range of independent courses.

The programmes are among some of the most desirable in the country and five of our courses are in the university’s top ten of the most popular courses (political science, sociology, psychology, international relations and media & communications sciences).

All courses were recently evaluated by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education and received very good results.

The studies will be split into undergraduate level and graduate level from the autumn term 2007. The undergraduate level will lead to a Bachelor’s degree and graduate will lead to a Master’s degree. In the vocational qualification programme – psychology and sociology – studies conclude with a vocational examination.

The faculty has four undergraduate level programmes and ten graduate level programmes, of which four are given in English. Several hundred independent courses are also provided in 21 different areas of knowledge.

Student Exchange

All departments at the faculty are involved with student exchanges. This is an activity that will get an extra boost from autumn term 2007 when more courses and programmes will be provided in English.

Language Training

The social sciences faculty has invested in qualified language training in Swedish and English for some years. This support resource is available to all students, irrespective of language background and is driven according to the “helping yourself” principle.

Competence investments

Pedagogic development work – training and further education of our teachers – is an important step in quality development. A specific investment will be carried out in 2007 in raising standards of teachers’ goals, new teaching methods, examinations and grading.

What do former students of the social sciences faculty have to say?

• 9 out of 10 were pleased with their undergraduate studies and with their time as a student
• 4 out of 5 have jobs (gainful employment)
• The most requested skills were solving problems independently, thinking critically, looking for and evaluating information, analysing problems, discussing and convincing people.
The results were gathered from the “after C” evaluation, a survey with answers from students who took a 60 credit-course on a main subject from the social sciences faculty.

Page Manager: Lars-Olof Karlsson|Last update: 1/19/2012

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