About LHS

LHS conducts education, research and collaboration in teacher education, humanities and social sciences, both regionally and internationally. The School also offers professional education for those working in primary and secondary schools.

LHS has two departments:

  • The Department of Education is responsible for teacher education for pre-school, primary school and secondary school, as well as bridging programmes in pedagogy.
  • The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences offers education programmes in the Swedish and English languages, Political Science and Cultural Studies. Courses are available within the disciplines of English, History, Literary Studies, Swedish, Political Science and Technology History.

Management, administrators, teaching staff and researchers are based in Q Building. Most teaching also takes place in the Q Building, however some lectures may be held on other campus sites, in addition to web-based distance teaching.

The Dean is Måns Svensson.


Programmes at undergraduate level (given in Swedish):

  • Pre-School Teacher Education, 210 credits
  • Primary Teacher Education – preschool class and school years 1–3, 240 credits
  • Primary Teacher Education  – school years 4–6, 240 credits
  • Subject Teacher Education for Upper Secondary School, 300 credits
  • Bridging Teacher Education Programme – Secondary School, 90 credits
  • Bridging Teacher Education Programme – Upper Secondary School, 90 credits
  • Political Science – Social Analysis and Communication, 180 credits
  • Culture and Societal Development, 180 credits
  • Language, Text Editing and Digital Communication, 180 credits


Courses given in Swedish and in English are also available. Examples of courses taught in English, for exchange students, are Educational Systems and the Teacher Profession – a Comparative Perspective; Speaking and Writing in English; Scandinavian Soundscapes – Sound as Cultural Representation of Identity, Diversity and a Sense of Belonging; Populism in a turbulent world; and Scandinavian history.

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Research at the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences is multidisciplinary and conducts research within educational sciences, culture, language and social studies.

Research at the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences

Checkered floor seen from above, people walk on the floor and stand talking. Photo.

Collaboration and innovative environments

The School works to develop regional, national and international collaborations within learning, the humanities and society.

Collaborations with preschools, schools and education is organised by the Collaboration for learning and development (SamLär). Teacher training internships and other course-related internships provide an additional vital arena.

The School is home to the Digital Laboratory Centre (DLC), a creative, high-tech laboratory environment with a focus on teaching, culture, communication and creativity.

Digital Laboratory Centre (DLC)

For exchange possibilities, the School of Education, Humanities and Social Sciences has agreements with over 70 partner institutions all over the world. Students can also have access to partner institutions to other schools at the University.

Organisation and contact



Programme Directors