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Entry requirements: General entry requirements and English B (intermediate level) (Specific entry requirements 6, exemption provided for Social Sciences A (basic level)).
General entry requirements (Specific entry requirements A6, exemption provided for basic level social sciences (equivalent of Swedish course Social Sciences 1a2 / 1a1+1a2)).

Selection: 1/3 on the basis of upper secondary school grades, 1/3 on the basis of the Swedish University Aptitude Test, 1/3 on the basis of previous university credits (Max. 165 credits may be taken into account)

Information about application for exchange students

  • Cancelled AS17 week 35-39, fulltime100%, day. Application code: SH-43141

Democracy: the Swedish Way

Course 7.5 credits

The aim of this course is to present and assess certain distinctive features of Swedish democracy from historical, institutional and comparative perspectives. Particular attention is paid to issues such as the constitutional foundations of Swedish democracy, changes in party politics and the challenges offered by Sweden’s membership of the EU.

The information below comes from the syllabus and is valid from: autumn semester 2017

Course design

The course consists of lectures and compulsory seminars.

Learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student is able to:

  • describe important Swedish political institutions;
  • generally describe basic theries of political science;
  • describe different states' constitutions according to different theoretical approaches; and
  • reflect on issues that are relevant to theories in political science.


The course is examined via:

  • written take-home exam
  • active participation in seminars
  • written hand-in assignments
Occasional absence from a seminar can be compensated for by a written exercise, as advised by the examiner.

Grading criteria will be distributed at course/module start.

Syllabus valid from autumn semester 2017

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