Feminist Perspectives of Caring Relations and Family Policies
Course · 10 credits
Feminist Perspectives of Caring Relations and Family Policies
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.
How to apply for this course
Application for this course is open from mid September to mid October each year (Swedish national application dates).
Please apply via the Lund University Swedish website lu.se/lubas/i-uoh-lu-SOCB42.
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Please ask our Study Adviser for assistance: studievagledare [at] soc [dot] lu [dot] se
Course literature, syllabus and more
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Requirements and selection
For admission to the course, students must have completed course requirements of 60 credits in social sciences subjects 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.
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.
Check if there are any country-specific eligibility rules for you to study Master's studies or Bachelor's studies in Sweden.
Start Spring Semester 2022
Mixed-time Lund, part time 33%
In English, distance learning
No mandatory meetings
17 January 2022 - 5 June 2022
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.
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.
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- 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
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- 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.
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Full programme/course tuition fee: SEK 16 667
First payment: SEK 16 667
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.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
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.
*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
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Swedish Institute Scholarships
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