Political Science and Development Studies

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Political science seeks to make sense of the fundamentals of political life. Power, influence and other key political concepts are deployed to explore the role of the state and its relation to social structures and individual lives. Modern political science addresses questions of governance from a range of perspectives that vary in terms of their empirical focus, theoretical influence and methodology.

Development studies analyses political, economic and social processes of change from a global perspective and studies the prerequisites for sustainable development within different policy areas in an unequal world.

Information for current students 

Uppsala Political Science Students Association

Uppsala Political Science Students Association (UPS) is the programme association for students of the Bachelor and Master programmes in political science at Uppsala University. The association was created in 1995 and offers a wide range of activities for its members, concerning both studies and social life. All to give you the best possible university experience!

The association is open to all students aiming for a degree in political science from Uppsala University!

Uppsala Political Science Students Association

Alumni Association for Political Students 

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Where do our previous students work?

Uppsala University Alumni Network

The Uppsala University Alumni Network is a global network for all former students and staff members of Uppsala University. To date, over 27,000 alumni in nearly 130 countries around the world have chosen to become members.

Find out more and register here

Last modified: 2021-03-09