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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

First half

Second half

Semester II

First half

Second half


Semester III

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


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)