International School of Social Sciences offers a number of interdisciplinary master's courses - SIM-courses. The selection of courses varies for each semester. The courses are accredited as courses in different disciplines within the faculty, according to this list.
SIMP17 Introduction to Global Studies
SIMP18 Globalisation, Culture and Media
SIMP19 Globalisation, Conflict, Security and the State
SIMP25 Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Sexuality
SIMP26 Critical Feminist Perspectives in Social Theory
SIMP35 Theories and Issues in Development
SIMP36 Historical Aspects of Development
SIMS24 The Body, Sexuality, Reproduction and Inequalities
SIMS25 Citizenship and Gender - Migration, Politics and Media
SIMS26 Migration and Development
SIMS28 Social Welfare in a Global Context
SIMS39 Gender, Global Development and Post-Colonialism
For a Master of Science, 30 credits is required in theory of
science/research methods, whereof at least 15 credits must be in
research methods and at least 7.5 credits have to be in theory of
science. The courses SIMM23 and SIMM24 are courses in theory of science.
SIMM22, SIMM25-SIMM31 are courses in research methods.
SIMM22 Research Methods in Social Sciences (15 credits)
SIMM23 Theory of Science for the Social Sciences (7.5 credits)
SIMM24 Social Studies of Sciences and Other Forms of Knowledge (7.5 credits)
SIMM25 Fieldwork (7.5 credits)
SIMM27, Methods of Text and Discourse Analysis (7.5 credits)
SIMM28 Comparative Methods - Practice, Procedure and Problems (7.5 credits)
SIMM29 Evaluation Research - Theories and Methods (7.5 credits)
SIMM30 Participatory Methods of Change and Development (7.5 credtis)
SIMM31 Methods for Research in the Social Sciences (15 credits)
For SIMP- and SIMS-courses:
The student must have fulfilled at least 150 credits including a graded thesis for the degree of Bachelor or a completed major in Social Sciences, Economics and Management, Social Science-oriented disciplines in Humanities, or another equivalent background.
These courses build on previous studies in Social Sciences. To be qualified the student must have at least 150 credits including a graded thesis for the degree of Bachelor or a completed major in Social Sciences. For a list of disciplines see: General Eligiblity Criteria.
A high level of proficiency in the English language is necessary:
The course students must also have a minimum average grade in their Bachelor´s studies equivalent to 3.0 out of 4 in cumulated grade point average (CGPA), C in the ECTS grading scale, and B in the American grading scale. For students with Swedish undergraduate studies the minimum requirement is G.
For more information about the courses, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone +46-(0)46-222 48 83 or +46-(0)46-222 31 30
For information about other master's courses in social sciences, please check on the webpage of the relevant department: