Welcome! You have been admitted to the Master's Programme in Political Science at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University. Here you will find important information about the programme start, registration, student life and more, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions concerning the programme, you can use the contact form below. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your studies here in Umeå!
You have been admitted. If you want to keep your place (seat), you do not have to reply to your offer.
If you do not want to keep your place you should decline your offer by logging in to 'My pages' on universityadmissions.se, and follow the instructions. You should click "I wish to decline this offer" next to the course or programme you want to decline.
If you see "Reserve" next to your course or programme in the Notification of selection results, this means that you've been placed on a waiting list for that course/programme.
If you are in need of special support due to disability, you should apply for that in good time before you start your studies. Find more information about support for studying with disabilities.Close
When you have accepted your place, you need to register on the programme. You do this by registering for the first course, Approaches to Political Science, online in the student platform Portalen.
Online registration is open from August, 30 until September, 3 2018.
If you are admitted with a condition, contact the Programme Advisor (see below).
Please note that if you haven't registered online in Portalen by the last day of registration, you risk losing your place at the programme.
To be able to register you need to activate your user account (Umu-id).
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The programme starts with an introduction to the first course, Approaches to Political Science, and a general introduction to the programme and the Department. We present important information about the course, the programme and the studies. If you have any questions or problems registering, do not hesitate to contact us.
The Master's Programme in Political Science gives in-depth competence in central issues in Political Science as well as scientific methods for the social sciences. The Programme can be attended for one or two years and offers the possibility to include electives or internship.
During the first semester you will study Approaches to Political Science, 15 credits, and Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, 15 credits.
The Programme Management consists of Program Coordinator Péteris Timofejevs Henriksson and Program Advisor Anna Palmgren Vahlroos. Should you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact us.Close
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term (preferably prior to the Orientation Course). If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
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We strongly recommend that you take part in the Orientation Course, which is open for all international students. The Orientation Course will give you the opportunity to get acquainted with Umeå and Umeå University. It is also a great chance to make friends with other international students. The schedule for the coming term will be available on the site below one month before the beginning of the term. There may be last minute changes to the schedule, so you should check for updates before you leave home or when you get to Umeå.Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the term start.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
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If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
About one week after you have activated your user account, you will receive an e-mail about how to apply for the UmU card. It will be send to your student e-mail account (firstname.lastname@example.org), so remember to test logging in to confirm that it works.
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There are three student unions at Umeå University:
They are actively involved so that fellow students have a high quality of education, good working environment, and fun leisure time.Close
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the Cambro and Moodle learning platforms, and to Portalen (where you will find personal services such as your student e-mail, University Library services and where you can create study certificates, apply for a degree and change your temporary address). You can also sign in directly to your student e-mail account from here.