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Work Integrated Political Studies

University West

24 months
11333 EUR/year
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The Work Integrated Political Studies programme from University West develop new perspectives of how knowledge production, combined with learning and experiences, can influence societal change through applied studies of societal challenges.


You conduct research internship in direct collaboration with surrounding society to move your career forward during your two-year master’s Work Integrated Political Studies programme from University West . A collaboration between University West in Sweden and University of the Western Cape in South Africa, make your programme is truly international.

Work Integrated Learning Meets Political Studies

University West is Sweden’s leading university for Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The university was tasked with the development of WIL by the Swedish government 15+ years ago and continues to lead the field today.

 WIL is the practice of moving from academic and theoretical learning to real-world applications within the duration of your programme.  


Your international Master's Degree in Work Integrated Political Studies, together with your research internship work experience and networks, enhance advanced employment opportunities in various parts of the public sector, NGO’s and private companies, in Sweden as well as internationally.

Through their internship placements, numerous alumni have built careers as planners, project leaders, administrators and analysts in municipalities, regional authorities, state organisations, NGO’s, international organisations as well as banks and private companies.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Political Perspectives of Gender and Sexuality
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Race and Freedom
  • European Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Violence

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

You will be considered for admission to Work Integrated Political Studies if you fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits within the field of social science or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    11333 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11333 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 0 EUR per year during 24 months.
  • SEK 115,000 for non-EU/EEA students

Living costs for Trollhättan

6000 - 13000 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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