About this course
The programme is designed to develop your ability to critically assess conceptual and empirical problems, conduct independent problem-solving, research, and collect and process complex material. Upon completion of the programme, you will have acquired theoretical knowledge and the practical experience of examining, assessing and analysing problems in politics, international relations and development policy. The programme prepares you for more advanced studies in various specific areas within the discipline of political science such as comparative politics, political theory, public administration, international relations and development studies.
- 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