Department of Government

The Masters programme in political science offers advanced studies in the discipline’s main fields: comparative politics, international relations, political theory and development studies. The programme is designed for students who want to deepen their knowledge in theoretical approaches and train their skills in policy analysis and quantitative and qualitative methods. Its aim is to prepare students for a career in public service at home or abroad, or to pursue further academic studies.

Courses

Internship

Semester 4 offers a non-compulsory internship which is intended to provide the student with a hands-on experience from working at a Swedish or international organization. The purpose of the internship is for the student to familiarize him or herself with the tasks and responsibilities that future employment may entail. Taking part in the day-to-day work of the organization is therefore a central component of the internship.

To be eligible to apply for the internship, you must have completed courses equivalent of 45 credits in the Master’s programme (30 credits on the advanced level).

Degree

Degree of Master of Science in Political Sciences, 60/120 ECTS credits

The programme leads to a two-year master’s degree. There is also a possibility of doing a one-year master’s degree.

The two-year master’s degree requires the obtaining of 120 ECTS credits with at least 60 ECTS points in Political Science or Development Studies including the Master's Thesis, 30 ECTS credits.

For the one-year master’s degree 60 ECTS credits are required, with at least 30 ECTS credits in Political Science or Development Studies including the Master's Thesis, 15 ECTS credits.

The one-year master’s degree will be Politices magisterexamen in Swedish and in English Degree of Master of Science in Political Sciences, 60 Credits. The two-year master’s degree will be Politices Masterexamen in Swedish and in English Degree of Master of Science in Political Sciences, 120 Credits.

Coordinator

Anna Michalski
 

Study counsellor

Anna Reuterhäll
018-471 57 24
studievagledare@statsvet.uu.se

Boka tid

Address

Visiting adress
Badhuset, Gamla Torget 6
Address
Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Box 514, 751 20 Uppsala