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KVL190 Cultural perspectives on Gender and Families, 7,5 hec

In this course we will investigate and discuss the contemporary Swedish family. The course will provide a general outlook on the structure, form and mobility of the family, as well as a closer and more thorough analysis of different developments within the family. Some of the topics that will be raised and discussed are fatherhood in transition, immigrant families and the construction of the other, and queer perspectives on the family.

Although the general focus will be on the Swedish family, we will also position current developments and changes of the family in a global framework. The participants own experiences of families in different national contexts will be used as an important resource in the discussions and in the examination process.

Syllabus (University of Gothenburg's LMS)

Entrance requirements

Applicants must be qualified for university studies in their home countries and have sufficient English proficiency to attend courses at an academic level given in English.

General entrance requirements including English knowledge equivalent to TOEFL test Paper-based, 4.0 in written test and a total score of 530 or Internet-based, 17 in written test and a total score of 72 or IELTS, an overall mark of 5.5 and no section below 5.0.

Selection is based upon your average grade from upper secondary school or the number of credit points from previous university studies or both.



Applications for the spring semester are open during September 15 until October 15. Notification of Selection Results in middle of December.

The application rounds during September 15 until October 15 are suggested for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a resident permit.

Non-EU/EEA students are referred to Universityadmissions to apply to the University of Gothenburg. Here you will find full details of how to apply and which documents you should send in.

All applications are completed online via Universityadmissions Course and programme descriptions, together with details of entrance requirements and qualifications, can be found online at the University of Gothenburg's education pages.


It is not possible to apply for the same course/programme in two application rounds for the same semester.

Tuition fee

Full course cost 50 000 SEK
First payment 50 000 SEK
Tuition fee does not apply for EU/EEA citizens or exchange students.

For further information on application and tuition fees please visit Universityadmissions.


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