Master in Political Science

Uppsala University
Master's Degree
Study mode
2 years
February September
Total tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Total tuition fee (foreign)
Contact the university / college

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits and 90 credits in political science or corresponding knowledge, as well as documented written independent work (at least 8000 words) within political science or a corresponding area. "Corresponding" includes studies in social sciences with extensive and distinct elements of political science. One or more essays can be included in the concept "written independent academic work". The essays should be written in either English, Swedish, Norwegian or Danish or translated to one of these languages.
  • Proof of skills in English to a level corresponding to English B in the Swedish secondary school. This is normally attested by means of an internationally recognised test with the following minimum scores:
    • IELTS: an overall mark of 6.5 and no section below 5.5
    • TOEFL: Paper-based: Score of 4.5 (scale 1-6) in written test and a total score of 575. Internet-based: Score of 20 (scale 0-30) in written test and a total score of 90


  • The Master Programme in Political Science is based on course modules of 15 credits full-time study. Some courses of 7.5 credits are also given. You are expected to complete 30 credits per semester over two years. There is a possibility to terminate the programme after one year with a one-year Master’s degree of 60 credits.
  • The courses in semester 1 are mandatory whereas the courses in semester 2 are elective. In semester 3, period 2, you may choose among the courses given by the departments affiliated to the Master’s programme or other courses at Uppsala University, universities in Sweden or elsewhere. Some courses may be taken on the Bachelor’s level. It is recommended, however, that you write your Master’s thesis (30 credits) in semester 3. Semester 4 offers the possibility to do an internship, or to take the elective courses at the department.

Share this