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Study political science and European studies in Gothenburg

At the Department of Political Science you will develop your academic skills by the help of dedicated professors who are prominent within their field of research. We offer single subject courses as well as programmes of study in political science, European studies and global governance.

Our Master's programmes of study have a distinctively international profile and all of our Master's programmes are taught in English. You have the option of choosing practical placements and also studies abroad during your course, which helps to broaden your horizons and make you more attractive on the labour market in Sweden and abroad. 

Close connection with highly ranked research

Our Master's programmes have close ties with our areas of research. They are pressing and highly topical areas such as:

  • elections and voter behaviour
  • opinions
  • democracy and democratisation
  • the quality of institutions
  • public policy and public administration
  • political theory
  • international politics
  • European politics
  • gender policy
  • environmental policy

Internationally our research ranks highly, and our databases in election studies, corruption and democracy are among the best in the world.

One of Europe’s leading political science departments

The Department of Political Science is well known for its eminent research, highly qualified lecturers, and its deep engagement with the wider community. It’s a place where researchers and students from all over the world gather. In the most recent evaluation of the research conducted at the University of Gothenburg, the Department of Political Science was found to be one of Europe’s foremost in its field.

Master's programmes

Master's Programme in Political Science 

Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance 

Master's Programme in European Studies 

Master's Programme in European Studies, Humanities Track

The Executive Master's Programme in European Studies

Single subject courses

We offer single subject courses mainly at the advanced level in:

Political science

European studies

Gothenburg the city

The Department of Political Science is located in Campus Haga, which lies right in the centre of the city of Gothenburg – a dynamic city in the know-ledge economy. Research is conducted here in many different fields, such as artificial intelligence, where the University of Gothenburg cooperates with Chalmers University of Technology.

Gothenburg recently embarked on its biggest growth spurt in modern history. The city is expanding to make room for 150,000 new residents – 80,000 new homes and as many workplaces by 2035. Gothenburg already offers a wide variety of cultural activities and shopping, plenty of cafés, bars and restaurants, and immediate proximity to Sweden’s West Coast with its glorious archipelago.

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