Intersectionality, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Autumn 2023, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 28 August 2023

    End date: 28 September 2023

    Application deadline: 17 April 2023

    Application code: UU-23526 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: Please contact the department.

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in social sciences.


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Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

The course deals with the development of theories and theoretical discussion of the concept of intersectionality and its use in order to understand the interaction between power orders based on categorisations such as based on the concepts of gender, class, disability, age, ethnicity and sexuality. Furthermore, the course deals with what an intersectional approach means to theory development and methodological developments in research in these areas.

Both the relation to theories of categorisation and the relation to general sociological theories are highlighted. Different methodological approaches for intersectional analysis are demonstrated. Theoretical and methodological problems in intersectional approaches are highlighted based on empirical studies and current international scientific articles.

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Department of Sociology

Engelska parken Thunbergsvägen 3H

Box 624, 751 26 UPPSALA


Study counsellors


Telephone: +46 18 471 15 05, +46 18 471 10 74