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Approaches to Political Science

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

This course aims to provide the students with deeper knowledge about important, contemporary theoretical approaches in political science. The course shall contribute to the student's general knowledge about the wide range of the study fields in political science. The main structures and variations of theoretical approaches are outlined, as well as possible empirical applications. The course focus specifically on comparisons between different approaches and their mutual commensurability.

Application and eligibility

Approaches to Political Science, 15 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Autumn Term 2018 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 5 November 2018

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Political Science, 90 credits or Peace and Conflict Studies, 90 credits including an individual thesis of 15 credits, or equivalent. Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Course is given by
Department of Political Science
Contactperson for the course is:
Anna Palmgren Vahlroos