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Law Programme


Studying law at Uppsala

Our law degree is one of Sweden's most popular study programmes. Based on a problem-oriented learning model, the programme provides sought-after knowledge of both traditional law and newer, specialist fields. After graduation, there are ample job opportunities in a variety of areas calling for legal expertise.

Within the Law Programme, several interesting courses are offered. Freestanding courses are also available. The programme courses are at two levels: basic, undergraduate (first-cycle or bachelor’s) and advanced, postgraduate (second-cycle or master’s), with scope for in-depth and extensive study. Freestanding courses are taught at basic level. During the three semesters (7–9) of advanced studies, programme students can select their own combination of compulsory and optional, in-depth courses and their degree (dissertation) project.

From autumn 2019, admission to the Land Management Programme, specialising in Law and focusing on law and urban and regional planning, will be another option. The purpose of this programme – which, like the Law Programme, is based on problem-oriented teaching – is to educate lawyers who will take part in the legal aspects of the urban development process, providing legally sustainable solutions and process management.

The Social Work Programme, offered jointly with Ersta Sköndal Bräcke University College at Campus Gotland in Visby, comprises both theoretical education and practical, vocational training in preventive and supportive social work and social care provision. The programme also includes courses in law and legal methodology so that students learn to interpret, apply and critically reflect on the law in areas of relevance to social work. A central part of the programme is the work placement in semester 5. In the final phase of the programme, students carry out an independent project in social work for the Bachelor’s degree.