Courses and programmes
The department of Political Science offers a range of courses and programmes both at first, advanced and graduate level.
All higher education in Sweden is based on courses. The courses often treat one single subject and may last a couple of weeks or a whole year. Programmes are constituted by courses. When studying a programme you are guaranteed admission to all courses included in the programme. Programmes often lead to a degree.
First level courses
First level studies at the Department of Political Science consist of three levels taken in consecutive order: Political Science I, II and III. The outline of the courses on the different levels is identical to that of its Swedish language equivalent, the only difference being that teaching and examinations are in English. Some students consider it an extra merit to follow the courses in English. It may also be good training for studies abroad.
Second level studies at the Department of Political Science consist of Master's Programmes. Three of the programmes are available in English. Before you apply for a Master's programme you need to make sure you have the required academic qualifications and language skills. In addition to the general entry requirements, the programme and the master's level courses have specific entry requirements.
The Master´s programmes in English are only open for admission in the international admission´s round, deadline is January 15th.
Internship within the master's programmes
Students on our international master's programmes have the possibility of doing an internship.
Programmes at other departments with Political Science as a subject
The Bachelor's programme in International Business and Politics combines business studies with Political Science and International Relations to provide a thorough understanding of the global world today.
(Host: Stockholm Business School)
The Department of Political Science at Stockholm University offers a graduate programme leading to the Swedish degree of 'filosofie doktor' (PhD).
The studies of students accepted to the programme are fully financed by the Department (external financing by e.g. a research institute is also possible). Only Ph.D. students that are fully financed by either the department or a research institute or the like can be accepted to the programme.
Information for admitted PhD students
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