Family, Kinship and Reproduction, 7.5 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • Spring 2023, 50%, Campus

    Start date: 27 March 2023

    End date: 4 June 2023

    Application deadline: 17 October 2022

    Application code: UU-04503 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 15 December 2022 – 19 March 2023

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 12,500

Tuition fee, total: SEK 12,500

About the course

Few questions raise more heated debate than those pertaining to family, kinship and reproduction, and indeed, few areas demonstrate more clearly the interconnectedness of the private and the public. The material addressed in this course attends to issues such as reproductive technologies (ARTs) and rights, friendship and intimacy, parenthood, queer families, violence, and practical and conceptual borders between kin and non-kin.

The course has its theoretical basis in interdisciplinary gender studies and offers critical perspectives on family, kinship and reproduction. Students are encouraged to identify different conceptualisations and theoretical traditions in relation to family, kinship and reproduction and then to examine these debates in relation to power, inequality and global contexts.

More information


Centre for Gender Research

Villavägen 6 752 36 UPPSALA

Box 527, 751 20 Uppsala

Telephone: 018-471 2276

Karin S. Lindelöf