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Admission & application

Criteria, application process, Supporting documents & Important dates

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Important dates

Learn more on University Admissions’ website

Supporting documents

Information about when supporting documents need to have arrived can be found at

In addition to your degree certificate, transcript of records and proof of meeting the English requirement we also require you to send a letter of intent (also called statement of purpose).

What does a letter of intent look like?

Your letter of intent should be written in English and kept short, no more than 300 words.

You should describe why you want to study this particular Master's programme and how these studies may contribute to your future plans. When applying to several programmes, please write a separate letter for each programme. The letter of intent should be uploaded together with your application.

Upload your admission documents at the university admission ( together with your application.

Who can apply?

SASOL welcomes applicants from Sociology of Law or other fields of relevance to the programme, e.g. Sociology, Law, Political Science, Social Work, or the equivalent.

At least a Bachelor’s degree including three semesters (90 credits) of studies in sociology of law or another subject of relevance to the programme, such as sociology, anthropology, criminology, political science, social work, or the equivalent. English 6/English Course B. See for details on English proficiency levels.

Application Process

The application period for programmes beginning in the autumn is 17 October–15 January. Application for international students: and for Swedish citizens: (in Swedish).

Applications must be submitted online no later than 15 January. All documents, including the letter of intent and letters of recommendation, must be sent to the address given at For key dates and deadlines go to

Information regarding notification of selection results

After the completion of the selection of applicants, you will receive a letter of notification. The information in the notification letter is final, unless you are contacted by the programme or Lund University. If you are placed on our waiting list, we will contact you if there is a place available; you do not need to contact the programme to show your interest. If you are not admitted, there is no possibility for you to change the selection results by sending additional documents or an updated CV. We wish you the best of luck with applying, and on your future endeavours!


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Contact us!

  • General questions about applying to Lund University and the application process (such as language criteria, specific country requirements and fees) Contact us regarding degree studies
  • Specific questions about the Master's programme SASOL E-mail: master [at] soclaw [dot] lu [dot] se


Sociology of Law Department
Lund University
Visiting address: Allhelgona Kyrkogata 14 M, 3rd floor, 223 62 Lund, SWEDEN
Postal address: Box 42, 221 00 Lund, SWEDEN

Faculty of Social Sciences