Schedules and course readings

Schedules and course readings for the courses are published four weeks prior to the course start, at the latest. Questions regarding course schedules and readings should be addressed the teacher responsible for the each respective course.

Study periods

Autumn semester 2016: 2016-08-29 – 2017-01-15
Spring semester 2017: 2017-01-16 – 2017-06-04


Applications to the separate Masters' courses should be made through e-mail to:

The application shall include transcripts of your previous studies (scanned). Please note that no special application forms are available; just state the name of the course(s) you would like to attend.

If you want to send the application by post, please send it to:

Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Stockholms universitet
106 91 Stockholm

Application deadline

The department has decided to close the application to the Masters' courses for the autumn semester 2016 and spring semester 2017 due to the limited amount of seats.

Information about the possibility to take separate courses will be published here.

Specific entry requirements

The courses are open to all students that fulfil the requirements:

1. An academic degree of at least 180 Swedish university credits, of which at least 90 Swedish university credits in Political Science or its equivalence;

2. English proficiency: an approved TOEFL test in English (internetbased 90 credits minimum, paperbased 575) or an approved IELTS test in English, Academic Training (6.5 avarage, no section below 5.5). For more information about IELTS, see Folkuniversitetet's website, e-mail

Priority will be given to our programme students and to international exchange students.


Students who apply for advanced level courses can only be offered a place if said course is not filled with programme students or international exchange students. If a place at a specific course can be offered to applicants outside these cathegories, the department will contact the applicants before the course starts.

Master's programme

Since the autumn semester 2009 it is possible to read the entire master's programme in English, within which all the courses above are electable. Master's programme

Further information