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Natalia från Grekland läste sin statsvetarmaster i Göteborg

Nyhet: 2019-03-01

The Department's long and established tradition in electoral studies and comparative politics and the respective courses offered in MaPS were the best combination for me, says Natalia Natsika, 31 years old from Athens, Greece.

What made you interested in the Master's Programme in Political Science (MaPS)?

– My interest in MaPS was related to its outstanding reputation among Political Science Departments in Scandinavia and Europe and to the fact that its structure, courses and research were directly linked to my interests. Having an academic background in Political Science and Public Administration with a focus in Political Analysis, I was seeking a master's programme that would further the knowledge I acquired during my bachelor but also open up new pathways. The Department's long and established tradition in electoral studies and comparative politics and the respective courses offered in MaPS were the best combination for me. It was definitely the best choice I could have made.

If you were to encourage somebody to apply to the programme, which attractive, strong features would you emphasize?

– I would first stress the variety of academic in-depth courses that give you the opportunity to acquire diverse knowledge on all contemporary political science debates and prepare you well for a future career in academia or as a policy maker. Secondly, the Department offers a great combination of cutting-edge research and internationally acclaimed scholars and teachers that can help you develop your own research interests.

What advice would you give somebody who is starting the programme and wants to get the most out of it?

– Besides the typical advice that is to study and be prepared for the lectures and exams, I would suggest to create study groups and communicate with fellow classmates. The workload can be heavy at times but studying in groups helped me reduce much of the stress but also gain a better understanding of concepts or tasks that were tricky and confusing in the beginning. I would also suggest to take full advantage of the possibilities the Department and the Programme is offering, i.e. interesting research seminars or an internship as part of the studies at the Department.

What is your opinion on the University of Gothenburg and the city of Gothenburg?

– The University of Gothenburg is a really great place to study. It provides all necessary facilities and opportunities, like for example the University’s libraries and online databases where you can find literally everything you’re looking for. In addition, as an international student, I found it exciting that everything is available and accessible in English which shows the importance the University pays on having international students. The University is located right in the center of the city of Gothenburg, where there are plenty of different places to hang out and activities to do, from nice bars and cafes in Haga, Järntorget or Majorna, to museums, exhibitions or music concerts.

More information about this programme and how to apply

At this web page you can find out all you need to know about this programme, Master's Programme in Political Science.


This programme starts every September. Application period is March 15-April 15 2019.

No documents sent to the University of Gothenburg will be considered. All documents have to be submitted following the instructions given at www.universityadmissions.se. You will find more information on how to apply at this web page, Entrance requirements, selection and application.

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Study counsellor, Sara Birgerson

Study administrator, Maria Lilleste

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