Political Science, M.Sc. | University of Gothenburg | Göteborg, Sweden
24 months
8158 EUR/year
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The Political Science programme of the University of Gothenburg prepares you for a professional career in global and domestic politics, public administration, or civil society, with advanced analysis of politics and society as a central element. Our research groups focus on quality of government and corruption, democracy and democratization, social dilemmas and electoral studies.



Master's Programme in Political Science

Quality of government. Citizens, politicians, and the media. Varieties of democracy. Institutional responses to environmental problems. Performance of democracies. Global security. These are all areas where you can compete for a career within global and domestic politics, public administration, and civil society. The Political Science programme of the University of Gothenburg prepares you for this.

Tailor your education to your interests and goals

A core mandatory course familiarizes you with research in comparative politics, public administration, political behavior, political theory, and international relations. The course guides you from research classics to current research, and has problem-based research assignments that enable you to improve your skills in critically reflected oral and written academic presentations. With this foundation, you then choose from our in-depth elective courses, which rely on strong research profiles in our department. This means that you can develop your academic skills with the help of dedicated professors who are prominent researchers within their fields. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • The Quality of Government in a Comparative Perspective
  • Global Security and Democracy
  • Citizens, Politicians, and the Media: Evaluating Democratic Processes 
  • Environmental Politics and Institutions
  • Varieties of Democracy and Democratization
  • The Performance of Democracies

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.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree and at least 60 credits in political science or equivalent skills
  • Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS
  • Statement of intent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    8158 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 16316 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR for the full programme during 24 months.
  • Full education cost: 178,000 SEK
  • No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

Living costs for Göteborg

7552 - 13932 SEK /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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