APPLICATION SCHEDULE SYLLABUS & LITERATURE INTERNSHIP

The programme combines professional preparation with state of the art courses in political science, and includes both compulsory and elective courses. All courses are advanced level courses, and are taught in English.

Programme structure

The first year of the programme consists of compulsory core courses and elective thematic specialisation courses. Each elective period offers the student a set selection of courses taught at the department. The number of seats for each course is limited. Programme students are allocated places according to admissions merit value.

The independent research project (the Master’s Thesis) is written during the third semester. The topic is developed in consultation with a supervisor. During the final semester students undertake a workplace internship, study abroad as an exchange student, or take courses selected in consultation with the Director of Studies.

The education plan states the eligibility requirements, the composition of the programme, as well as the goals and expected study results of the programme. You will find it here.

Courses

    Course Schedule Literature
Semester 1    
Period A & B  

Analytical Perspectives and the Study of Power in Social Science
Course responsible teacher: Magnus Reitberger

Schedule
(Preliminary)

Literature list Analytical Perspectives and the Study of Power in the Social Sciences (645 Kb)
Period C  

Politics of Equality
Course responsible teacher: Jouni Reinikainen

Schedule
(Preliminary)

Literature list The Politics of Equality, autumn 2019 (75 Kb)

International Security Politics
Course responsible teacher: Lukas Hegele
Schedule 
(Preliminary)
Literature list - International Security Politics (76 Kb)
 
 

National and Global Equality Policies: Goals and instruments
Course responsible teacher: Lenita Freidenvall

Schedule
(Preliminary)
National and Global Equality Policies: Goals and Instruments (117 Kb)
Period D  

Global and Regional Governance
Course responsible teacher: Jonas Tallberg

Schedule
(Preliminary)

Literature list Global and regional Governance (191 Kb)

Populism and democratic politics
Course responsible teacher: Ludvig Norman

Schedule
(Preliminary)

Literature list - Populism and democratic politics (72 Kb)
Environmental Politics - Governing the Anthropocene from Local to Global
Course responsible teacher: Andreas Duit
Schedule
(Preliminary)
Literature list Environmental Politics - Governing the Athropocence from Local to Global (18 Kb)
Semester 2    
Period A   Analysis of Democracy
Course responsible teacher: Magnus Reitberger
 
Schedule
(Preliminary)
Literature list - Analysis of Democracy spring semester 2020 (50 Kb)
Period B  

Unipolarity Without Hegemony - Pax Americana in the 21st Century
Course responsible teacher: Kjell Engelbrekt

Schedule
(Preliminary)

 

 

Literature list Unipolarity Without Hegemony - Pax Americana in the 21st Century (641 Kb)

Towards Emancipation: Feminist Theories and Strategies During 200 Years
Course responsible teacher: Maria Jansson and Maria Wendt

Schedule
(Preliminary)
Litteraturlista Towards Emancipation: Feminist Theories and Strategies during 200 Years (75 Kb)
International Political Theory
Course responsible teacher: Hans Agné
Schedule 
(Preliminary)
 
Literature list International Political Theory (76 Kb)
Global Climate and Environmental Politics
Course responsible teacher: Naghmeh Nasiritousi
 
Schedule 
(Preliminary)
Literature list Global Climate and Environmental Politics, spring semester 2020 (125 Kb)
Period C & D   Methods in Political Science
Course responsible teachers: Ludvig Norman (Qualitative methods) and Kåre Vernby (Quantitaive methods)

Schedule - Qualitative methods
(Preliminary)

Schedule - Quantitative methods
(Preliminary)

Literature list - Methods in Political Science, spring semester 2020 (119 Kb)
Semester 3    
Period A-D   Independent research project in Political Science (for programme students on semester 3 only)    
Semester 4    
Period A-D   Internship, Exchange studies or courses    

 

Careers and employment

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