Political Science

Södertörn University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
11033 EUR/year
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This Political Science two-year Master’s programme at Södertörn University provides systematic, in-depth knowledge and understanding of core lines of thought and analysis in political science. 


Political Science at Södertörn University offers training in social sciences methodology and aims to give you tools so that can develop your analytical and problem-solving abilities. The programme has a particular focus on democracy and governance.

This Master’s degree focuses on these issues and others. It will enhance your ability to conduct political analysis and improve your problem-solving skills, provide training in the methodology used in the social sciences and develop your ability to autonomously apply these skills to your studies. 

Learning outcomes

The programmes also make use of research performed by members of staff and link theory-driven, normative, empirical and conceptual analyses. You will study political power and organization in both specific and wider senses, both within and between various societal and analytical levels.

This Master’s programme will provide you with the skills to independently apply and appraise the application of theories, methodologies, concepts, assumptions, and analytical tools in political science research vis-à-vis political practices and processes at all levels, and to do so in an informed and scholarly manner. 

You will learn to lucidly and concisely summarise, compile, and communicate the results of results, analyses, and investigations in the field of political science, as well as to discuss how affirmative and critical knowledge perspectives and modes of operation are used in political science.

Courses on the programme are designed to help you learn to autonomously formulate research tasks and evaluate the production of knowledge in political science, especially as regards core scientific, societal, institutional, political, and ethical aspects of the scientific study of politics. 

They also encourage appraisal and reflection on the use and limitations of perspectives, concepts, tensions, and methods in political science research, which includes past and present research projects in political science at Södertörn university.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Democratic theory
  • Governance
  • Comparative governance
  • Global governance
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Research design
  • Independent study
  • Mobility term/substantive courses
  • Optional courses
  • Dissertation work

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 ECTS


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree
  • Copy of your passport
  • Letter of motivation
  • Letter of recommendation from a university level professor or academic adviser
  • A motivation letter in English
  • Certificates from student activities that provide extra points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11033 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11033 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • SEK 120,000 per academic year


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Political Science
Södertörn University