Courses and programmes

The department of Political Science offers a range of courses and programmes both at first, advanced and graduate level.

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Studenter som sitter i föreläsningssal och lyssnar. Foto: Niklas Björling/Stockholms universitet.

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.

Political Science I in English - course package (SVE010)

Political Science in English II

Political Science in English III


Master's programmes

Second level studies at the Department of Political Science consist of Master's Programmes. Two 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 17th.

International master's programme in Political Science

International master's programme in Environmental Social Science

International Master's Programme in Political Science with Specialization in Global Asian Studies

Double Master Degree with Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität (LMU) in München

Students on our international master's programmes have the possibility of doing an internship. Below you find further information about internship.

Internship within the International master’s programme in political science

Internship within the master's programme in Environmental Social Science

Internship within the Master's Programme in Global Asian Studies


Bachelor's programme in International Business and Politics

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)


PhD Studies

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.

Here you will find more information about PhD Studies

Information for admitted PhD students

Are you a PhD student at the Department of Political Science?

Here you will find information for admitted PhD students

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