The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo comprises five disciplinary Departments; two thematic Centres; and one Centre of Excellence (CoE):
- Department of Psychology
- Department of Sociology and Human Geography
- Department of Political Science
- Department of Social Anthropology
- Department of Economics
- Centre for Studies of Technology, Innovation and Culture (TIK)
- ARENA - Centre for European Studies
- CoE - ESOP Centre of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance
The main task of the Faculty of Social Science is to develop and administer social science through research, education and dissemination. The Faculty has several strong research groups. Its departments and centres cover a broad range of subject areas within the social sciences.
The Faculty has more than 5500 students (BA, MA and profession), and approximately 420 employees in total. It is the largest social science research environment in Norway.
Besides its BA and MA programmes the Faculty has two professional Programmes, in Psychology and Economics.
The Faculty has the responsibility for two interfaculty research areas at UiO: the Democracy Programme, and the Environmental Change and Sustainable Energy Programme (MILEN), and contributes to several other interdisciplinary programs.
The Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Oslo is home to Norway's largest research community within the social sciences. The Faculty is ranked as number two among the Nordic countries. A number of internationally well-known and highly acclaimed researchers are based at the faculty.