What subject are you interested in? Here you will find all the subjects available at Stockholm University, sorted by area of interest. Our subject guide gives you information on studying, courses, careers, and more.
Arts and Humanities
How are different cultures created and how do they affect us? Arts and Humanities is an area of interest that includes a wide variety of subjects such as Archaeology, Philosophy, History, Religion, Ethnology, Literature, and Theatre and Performance Studies. In one way or another these subjects are an expression of how culture affects human beings and society. As a student you will improve your analytical skills and learn to identify different lines of development, often in an interdisciplinary context.
Studies within Arts and Humanities give you broad general competence that is very useful in the job market, where autonomy, analytical and communication skills are in great demand.
Business and Economics
Business and Economics is important at all levels in society. Business Administration teaches you how companies and other organizations work and how they can achieve their goals in the best possible way.
Do you want a long-term perspective and are you interested in what causes financial crises and why certain economies grow faster than others? Then Economic History is the subject for you.
If you wish to study how decisions made by human beings affect society, then Political Economy is a wise choice.
Computer and Systems Sciences
Do you want to develop the information technology, computers and mobile phones of the future? Computer and Systems Sciences is an interdisciplinary area of interest of which programming is an important part. It also covers the interaction between human beings, computers and organizations.
Computer and Systems Sciences offers plenty of opportunity to find a profession that suits you, regardless of whether you want to develop and design games or business systems, work within programming or try to create the perfect interaction between a computer and a human being.
Human, Social and Political Sciences, and Law
Are you interested in human beings and society? How we function individually and together, what drives us, our learning processes, how rules and laws have been established, and how we interact with each other? If that is the case we have a lot to offer.
This area of interest covers anything from Pedagogy, Psychology and Gender Studies, to Statistics, Political Science, Law and many other subjects. Their common denominator is the relation between human beings and society, independent analytical thinking and often an international perspective.
Language and Linguistics
Languages open doors to other cultures, experiences, business contacts and collaboration between countries. At Stockholm University you can study nearly 30 different languages. You can also delve into more theoretical subjects such as Linguistics and Bilingualism.
Language and Linguistics studies can lead to a large variety of professions within teaching, research and industry, the public sector, trade and tourism, and other areas.
Media and Communications
We live in a society where communication is becoming increasingly important. Media and Communications is an area of interest where you can study Journalism, learn investigative techniques and documentary storytelling. If you are interested in following and understanding how media is evolving in a rapidly changing media landscape, Media and Communication Studies is the subject for you. If you would rather work with communication in a marketing context you may find that Marketing Communication is exactly what you are looking for.
The study courses and programmes that we offer will enhance your competitiveness in many different areas in the Media and Communications industry.
Science and Mathematics
Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.
Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.
As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.
The teaching profession is a very important one. Schools have a big impact on future generations. As a nursery, primary, secondary or upper secondary school teacher you will have a creative, fulfilling and varied job. Almost everyone can tell of a teacher who has meant something special to them, whether it is related to a specific subject or to personal development. As a teacher you can really make a difference.
Stockholm University offers a professional education environment that rates among the best in the Nordic countries, within educational sciences research.
You will receive a thorough training that provides knowledge, experience and practical skills for your future professional life. As a teacher you will have plenty of choice in the job market.