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Entry requirements: Bachelor's degree including 90 credits in Political Science as the main field of study and English B or equivalent.

Selection: On the basis of previous university credits. Between 30 and 285 credits may be taken into account.

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Political Science, Master's Programme

Programme 60 credits

The first one and a half semesters involve coursework, while the last ten weeks of the second semester is used for writing a dissertation. All courses are taught in English. The programme develops analytical skills that are of great professional value, as well as providing research training in Political Science.

Programme content

The Master’s Programme is distinct from undergraduate courses in its emphasis on independent analysis. Each course provides a wide scope for acquiring deeper knowledge. Apart from the relatively weighty Master’s dissertation (15 credits), each course requires written analysis. Moreover, on several courses, teaching is linked to ongoing research in which the teacher is often involved.


Degree of Master of Science (60 credits) in Political Science

After the programme

According to a study by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education, most students who have studied Political Science subsequently find some form of work in evaluation or administration. Possible workplaces include government offices and other public authorities, public administration (from local to international level), various private organisations, schools and media companies.

Syllabus valid from spring semester 2013

Semester overview

Year 1Semester 1Semester 2
1. Theory of Knowledge 7.5 credits, Optional Topic 7.5 credits, Approaches to Political Science 15 credits2. Comparative Politics 7.5 credits, Quantitative Research Methods 7.5 credits, Dissertation 15 credits

Each semester covers 30 credits. Contents and order are subject to change. The above information and syllabus are based on the most recently validated decision. Any previous versions are available here.

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