7.5 credits

As an emerging meta-discipline, socio-economics starts with the assumption that economics can not be considered as an autonomous system, but is embedded within a societal and institutional context that contains values/norms, power relations, and social networks. The main objective of this course is to enhance our understanding of the intricate relationship between the productive, employment, industrial relations and social protection systems and to assess the major transformations that have occurred in these systems during the last decades. After a review of the main discrepancies in the architecture of the European welfare, employment and productive systems the course intend also to examine the consequences of the major challenges, such as globalisation and ageing of the society, on the sustainability of our welfare state systems and identify the policy responses, both at the national and European level, that have been undertaken in order to cope with such challenges.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!