Department of Sociology

Welcome to the Department of Sociology!
The Department of Sociology offers undergraduate courses in Sociology and Social Psychology. The Department also provides courses in various subjects related to the Sociology of Working Life. The Department of Sociology is also involved in a number of joint study programmes with other departments.

A variety of graduate courses, for example in sociological theory and research methodology, are offered each year. Some of the courses are taught in the English language.

The Department has strong research teams in different areas for example Ageing, Culture and Media, Ethnicity, Gender, Information and Knowledge, Labour Market and Working Life and Welfare State Research.


Christians less stressed than others during Christmas holidays

Christmas is meant to be a joyous celebration, but on the contrary, people are experiencing on average a decrease in life satisfaction and emotional well-being than at other times during the year. However, Christians, particularly those with a high degree of religiousness, are an exception to this p...

New Research Council grants worth SEK 152 million

The Swedish Research Council distributes SEK 152 million to 42 research projects at Umeå University in the arts and humanities, social sciences, medicine and health, natural sciences and technology, as well as educational science.

Swedes are healthier and happier than southern Europeans

Women in Europe more often suffer from headaches and depressions than European men. Swedes are in general rather pleased about their health. Although, the healthiest are the Irish and the Swiss. This according to a new European study on citizens’ impressions on their physical and mental health.

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Contact Information

Jenny-Ann Brodin Danell
Department of Sociology Umeå University
SE-901 87 Umeå 

Visiting Address
Behavioural Sciences Building, Vindarnas torg 1

Tel:  +46 90 786 9814

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