Faculty of Social Sciences

Study at The Faculty of Social Sciences

International students applying for a period of study abroad will find various courses and master's programmes taught in English in the field of 'Social Sciences'.



If you need more information about studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences, please contact the Student Information Centre.

Information about semester startup spring 2017


Social scientists strengthening their climate engagement

The sociologist Gisle Andersen wants the climate debate to be viewed more from a societal aspect. For this to happen, he believes the social sciences should get more actively involved in both research and the public debate.


The rise of the selfie journalist

Selfie journalist and social media influencer Yusuf Omar inspired the audience at the Mobile spotting in the media-conference in Bergen.


Kari E. Wærness is knighted

The renowned sociologist Kari E. Wærness has been awarded the Royal Norwegian Order of Saint Olav. She receives the order for her services to society.


Innovative child welfare research leads to EU grant

Professor Marit Skivenes has been awarded the prestigious European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant for the research project DISCRETION. She receives the grant to conduct ground-breaking research on discretionary decision-making in child protection systems.


New research lab opened

On 30 November, the Norwegian Citizen Lab was opened at the University of Bergen. The lab is open for researchers who want to test public attitudes to important issues in society.