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Feminist Perspectives of Caring Relations and Family Policies

Course · 10 credits

Description

Course name: SOCB42, Feminist Perspectives of Caring Relations and Family Policies (Feministiska perspektiv på omsorgsrelationer och familjepolitik). Spring semester. Online course. Language of instruction: English.

PLEASE NOTE: this course does not give eligibility for further studies and should be taken as a supplement to other courses.

To be admitted to the course, the student must have completed 60 credits in a Social Science subject, or the equivalent.

The course aims to provide understanding and knowledge about feminist perspectives on family policy and care relations. More specifically, it covers how the development of family policy affects and influences different care practices, with a special focus on gender, generation, migration and class. Together, we read empirical and theoretical texts about the development of family policy and examine the consequences for family and care relations in different social and cultural contexts. Empirical focus will be on the Nordic welfare states.

The first part of the course (4 credits) begins with studies of a number of countries’ family policies. Theories about different welfare models are also introduced. Special emphasis is placed on how different countries have addressed the matter of parental leave and childcare. The second part of the course (6 credits) covers research about care practices in everyday life with a special focus on the challenges that different family constellations face in today’s society. The overall goal is to develop knowledge and understanding of how political decisions and systems affect and control family and care relations.

Find lots more information about the place where this course is held on the Department of Sociology's website: https://www.soc.lu.se/en. Please also note that this is an online course.

Closed for applications

Application opportunities

Contact

Study Advisers at the Department of Sociology

Email: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se

Requirements and selection

Entry requirements

For admission to the course, students must have completed course requirements of 60 credits in a social sciences subject or equivalent. Oral and written proficiency in English equivalent to English 6/B in Swedish upper secondary school is a requirement. International qualifications will be assessed in accordance with national guidelines. A general exemption from the requirement of proficiency in Swedish is applied.

Selection criteria

Seats are allocated according to: The general average (GPA) of your higher secondary school leaving certificate: 20 %, The Swedish national university aptitude test: 10 %, Previous college/university studies (APGR): 70 %.

English language requirements

Most of Lund University’s programmes require English Level 6 (unless otherwise stated under 'Entry requirements'). This is the equivalent of an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or a TOEFL score of 90. There are several ways to prove your English language proficiency – check which proof is accepted at the University Admissions in Sweden website. All students must prove they meet English language requirements by the deadline, in order to be considered for admission.

How to prove your English proficiency – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements

Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.

Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se

Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se

Apply

Start Spring Semester 2022

Mixed-time Lund, part time 33%

In English, distance learning

No mandatory meetings

Study period

17 January 2022 - 5 June 2022

Application

Closed for applications

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods.

When to apply for studies

Step 1: Apply online

  • Check that you meet the entry requirements of the programme or course you are interested in (refer to the section above on this webpage).
  • Start your application – go to the University Admissions in Sweden website where you create an account and select programmes/courses during the application period.
    Visit the University Admissions in Sweden website
  • Rank your programme/course choices in order of preference and submit them before the application deadline.

Step 2: Submit documents

  • Read about how to document your eligibility and how to submit your documents at the University Admissions in Sweden website. Follow any country-specific document rules for Master's studies or Bachelor's studies
    Country-specific requirements for Bachelor's studies – universityadmissions.se
    Country-specific requirements for Master's studies – universityadmissions.se
     
  • Get all your documents ready:
    - official transcripts and high school diploma (Bachelor's applicants)
    - official transcripts and degree certificate or proof of expected graduation (Master's applicants)
    - passport/ID (all applicants) and
    - proof of English proficiency (all applicants).
     
  • Prepare programme-specific documents if stated in the next paragraph on this webpage.
  • Upload or send all required documents to University Admissions before the document deadline.
  • Pay the application fee (if applicable – refer to the section below on this webpage) before the document deadline.

* Note that the process is different if you are applying as an exchange student or as a part of a cooperation programme (such as Erasmus+).
* If you have studied your entire Bachelor's programme in Sweden and all of your academic credits are in Ladok, you do not have to submit transcripts or your diploma when applying for a Master's programme. However, there may still be other documents you need to submit! See the link below. 

Svensk student? 
Läs instruktionerna om att söka till ett internationellt masterprogram på lu.se

Tuition fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 16 667

First payment: SEK 16 667

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Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at the University Admissions in Sweden website. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Paying your application fee – universityadmissions.se

Exemptions from paying the application fee – universityadmissions.se


*Note that there are no tuition or application fees for exchange students or PhD students, regardless of their nationality.

Scholarships & funding

Lund University Global Scholarship programme

The Lund University Global Scholarship programme is a merit-based and selective scholarship targeted at top academic students from countries outside the EU/EEA.

Lund University Global Scholarship

Swedish Institute Scholarships

The Swedish Institute offers scholarships to international students applying for studies in Sweden at Bachelor's, Master's, PhD and post-doctoral levels.

Scholarship options at the Swedish Institute website

Country-specific scholarships and funding options

Lund University has agreements with scholarship organisations and funding bodies in different countries, which may allow applicants to apply for funding or scholarships in their home countries for their studies at Lund University.

External scholarships

Information about scholarships from external organisations