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Social Sciences Programme

Are you interested in how people and society work? Do you want to learn more about politics, media or psychology?

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What you will learn in the Social Sciences Programme

You will learn about how individuals and society interact and how human living conditions have changed throughout history.

You will study the human being both as an individual, group member and member of society. You also study the structures, activities and functions of Swedish and foreign societies. You will reflect on issues regarding democracy, communication, ethics, gender, environment and power, taking economic, social and political aspects into account.

In the programme, you will develop a scientific approach in which you learn to determine whether assertions are based on facts and distinguish between the value of various types of sources. You search for, sort and process information using source-critical methods.

You will develop your ability to collaborate, be creative, work independently, take responsibility, see opportunities, take the initiative, and transform ideas into practical action.

I chose the Social Sciences Programme because it seemed the most interesting. It’s also a plus that the programme gives me numerous opportunities after graduation. I also think it’s fun to have elective courses where I have the opportunity to choose what I want to learn about.

Kajsa /Social Sciences Programme

Intended learning outcomes

The intended learning outcomes define what a learner will have acquired and will be able to do upon successfully completing their studies in a particular upper secondary school programme.

The intended learning outcomes for the Social Sciences Programme (pdf)

Programme structure

In the programme structure, you can see which subjects and courses are included in the educational programme. You can also see how many credits are earned for each course.

Programme structure for the Social Sciences Programme (pdf)


Behavioural Sciences

  • You will learn about human development, socialisation and interaction. You will gain a greater understanding of how people act as individuals, group participants and members of society. You will study communication, learning and leadership.

Media, Information and Communication

  • You will learn about the role of the media in society, media technology, journalism, information, advertising and interactive forms of communication. You will study how media affect people’s opinions and perceptions of the world around them. You will learn how the use of media technology can convey messages in an interesting way, both practically and in theory.

Social Sciences

  • You will learn about societal structures and people’s living conditions. You will broaden and deepen your knowledge of various social issues by interpreting, explaining and using social scientific methods.

Diploma project

At the end of the Social Sciences Programme, you must complete a diploma project. You must formulate a question and plan and carry out, and then evaluate a large project that is based on important areas of knowledge within the programme.

After the programme

The education lays the foundation for further studies in a broad social scientific area at the university level.

Eligibility for studies after completing the programme

If you want to fulfil the specific entry requirements for a particular higher education programme, it is important to plan your studies. If you want to continue your studies, it is a good idea to speak with a study and career counsellor.

Use the entry requirements viewer to see the higher education programmes which you are eligible to apply to after graduation

I would definitely say that the Social Sciences Programme provides a lot of opportunities. If you feel like you might not know what you want to do later in life, I think it’s the right programme to choose.

Kajsa /Social Sciences Programme