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Social Science as Expertise and Social Scientists as Experts

Course
Master’s level
7,5 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
100%
Time
Day
Location
Göteborg
Study form
Campus
Language
English
Duration
-
Application open
-
Application code
GU-27550
Tuition
Full education cost: 10 750 SEK
First payment: 10 750 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application closed, late application opens 15 December 2020.

About

What is the role of social science experts in the government of society? How do these experts draw the line between scientific questions and political questions? This course introduces you to the demands and responsibilities facing social scientists offering qualified advice to public and private organizations. We will also discuss the ways in which the quality and legitimacy of social scientific expertise is assured and subjected to public scrutiny.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

To be eligible to follow the course 15 credits in Sociology at the advanced level is required or equivalent. 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

Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

For admission to the summer 2021 and onward the following selection applies: selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.