Department of Sociology


Sociologists study relations between humans in small and large social communities, between individuals, groups and organisations at the local, national and global level.

New publication by Isaksen and Bikova in Journal of European Social Policy
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Egalitarian ideologies on the move: Changing care practices and gender norms in Norway

This article explores the complexities and ambiguities in Norwegian families’ interaction with the public childcare system.

New publication by professor Karen Christensen
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Norwegian Women’s Experiences of 20th-Century Migration to England

The article is based on the migration narratives of Norwegian women who emigrated from Norway to England in the 20th century.

Spring 2020

Elective courses in English

The Department of Sociology at the University of Bergen (UiB) offers a variety of courses in English. Our English language courses run at irregular intervals, so check the list below and use the online tool to check which courses we offer in the current semester.

New book by Sigmund Grønmo on Sage:
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Social Research Methods: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Research.

Perfect for undergraduate students new to methods, it teaches students how qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods research can be used to answer research questions.

Liquid integration

New publication: Liquid Integration

Jan Skrobanek (UiB) and Solvejg Jobst (HVL) have published a conference paper on “liquid integration”.