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Structure of the programme

About the courses, from the first to the fourth semester

The Master of Science Programme in Sociology of Law (SASOL) comprises a total of 120 credits, including 30 second cycle courses in Sociology of Law, 30 second cycle credits in the theory of Science and methodology (of which at least 7,5 credits in the theory of science and at least 15 in methodology), 30 credits elective courses (or internship) and a Master’s thesis in Sociology of Law.


The courses are studied in the following order:

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Elective courses, 30 credits (at Lund University or other recognised institutions of higher education), or internship, 30 credits.

Semester IV

Master’s thesis in Sociology of Law, 30 credits.

“The centre of gravity of legal development therefore from time immemorial has not lain in the activity of the state, but in society itself, and must be sought there at the present time.”

Eugen Ehrlich, Fundamental Principles of the Sociology of Law (1936)

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