SOS8534 - Social inequality, welfare and integration


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course problematizes central sociological questions concerning social inequality, welfare and integration in late modern societies and explores how those questions are interrelated. The focus of the course is on central theoretical perspectives and concepts, but also on empirical findings from the international and Norwegian research. The course links those discussions to analyses of the current societal issues and phenomena, such as the future of the welfare state, transformations of work-life and labour market, mobility and migration.

The aim of the course is to encourage PH.D. candidates to critically explore and develop the existing theoretical perspectives at the cross-section between social inequality, welfare and integration research.

Learning outcome

Knowledge outcomes:

  • Students acquire a sound knowledge about the central theories concerning the field of social inequality, welfare and integration.

Competence outcomes:

  • Students are able to independently explore and theorize a chosen aspect concerning social inequality, welfare and integration, and present the findings in a draft of article of international level.

Learning methods and activities

The course is organized as a blend of lectures and presentations of students’ own research project at a week long PhD-workshop, and with supplementary activities before/after the seminar. As part of the course, participants will work on and finalize a paper discussing a topic of relevance for the course themes.

Further on evaluation

Form of assessment: Individual paper.

Required previous knowledge

Masters degree in Sociology or equivalent

Course materials

To be decided at the start of the course

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SOS3521 10.0 AUTUMN 2019
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Version: 1
Credits:  10.0 SP
Study level: Doctoral degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sociology
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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