Politics & Political Science
|University website:||Political Science: Global Politics and Societal Change (One-Year)|
|Annual tuition (EEA)||0 SEK|
|Annual tuition (non-EEA)||80,000 SEK|
The master´s programme Global Politics aims towards you who are interested in global political issues. You will learn how an increasingly complex world, where the global and the local meet, presents us with new challenges and opportunities. The programme provides you with a solid practical base concerning concepts like justice, peace, security, power, culture and democracy. You will learn how to analyse conflicts, international relations and human rights claims and violations.
This is a multi-disciplinary programme with a core of political science which addresses aspects of international relations, human rights and peace and conflict studies. The focus lays on the transformation of society, especially concerning the relationship between the state and other actors such as international organisations and companies.
Changes in political control, from reduced central control towards a greater degree of network control will also be addressed. You will analyze the growing importance of international norms, such as human rights. The emergence of other conflict patterns than those related to socio-economic resources (such as culture, ideology and religion) is important parts of the courses.
These are turbulent political times. International power bases are shifting. Political, economic and military threats merge and reform, presenting new political challenges. Examples from China and Russia prompt us to rethink the widely held belief that democratic reform will follow on the heels of economic progress.
With notions such as 'the war on terror” it is becoming more and more difficult to know what a war is, who fights it, how it starts and how it can end. In the meantime, global inequality is increasing. Half of the world’s population lives in severe poverty, many of them in conflict-ridden regions and/or under failing governments. Problems of development, such as malnutrition, poverty, and preventable diseases, can be solved by a global effort, so why does it not happen?
The one-year master's programme in Global Politics and Societal Change will help you make sense of these issues. It will give you a solid theoretical base concerning the meaning and role of concepts like justice, peace, security, power, culture and democracy.
After graduation you will be prepared for qualified social scientific analysis. You will be well equipped to work with issues like international aid, development, conflict prevention, foreign policy, and human rights fulfillment. You will obatin relevant skills based on the latest research, combined with an ability to manage projects and communicate scientific knowledge to various social actors in the field.
Potential employers could be international agencies, non-governmental organisations, local and national administration agencies and the diplomatic service. You will also be able to go on to do a master's programme or PhD studies after completing your degree.