About Soc&kom

The Swedish School of Social Science (Soc&kom in short) is an autonomous unit within the University of Helsinki.

Our research profile combines Nordic welfare with research in ethnic relations and communication. We have a wide variety of activities in the area of social sciences and interdisciplinary approaches to education and research.

The school offers education in several fields of social science: Journalism and Communication, Social Work and Social Policy, Political Science and Administration, Social Psychology, Sociology and Legal Studies. Together with the Faculty of Social Sciences the School is responsible for the education of Swedish speaking social workers in Finland.

The language of instruction and administration is Swedish. The Swedish School of Social Science is today the largest Swedish unit at the bilingual University of Helsinki, and is one of the units for higher education in the language of Swedish in Finland.

The School has about 450 students and teaching and research staff of about 60 people.

Soc&kom in numbers 2021