No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
In this course you will gain in-depth knowledge of how and why European welfare states, policies, and social citizenship vary across different parts of Europe. You will learn about the diversity and development of European social systems and how they affect gender, work, identity, and migration. The course also problematizes the relation between policymaking at the EU level and the member states.
The course seeks to consider the past, present, and future of Social Europe. It will focus on inter-disciplinary aspects of the European citizenship, i.e. rights and obligations, work, family, gender, identity, immigration and the future of European welfare states. You will get in-depth knowledge of the diversity of European social policies, of their political background and of current welfare reforms. The course addresses and problematizes European social policy and law. This provides the baseline for thematic elaborations on different social problems and future challenges for the EU, including analyses of the relation between the EU, the Council of Europe and the member states.
This course is an elective in-depth course on the third semester of the Master's Programme in European Studies.
Prerequisites and selection
The entry requirements for the course is a Bachelor?s degree of 180 credits, with a minimum of 90 credits in a social sciences discipline, humanities discipline or equivalent. Students at the Law programme are also eligible to the course after three years of studies (180 credits, equivalent of a Bachelor's degree). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits. Priority will be given to those with a least 60 credits in European Studies.
The Department of Political Science if located in Campus Haga, which lies right in the centre of the city of Gothenburg