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Master programme in Democracy, Citizenship and Change

Dalarna University
2 semesters
Full time
Master's degree
Online / distance program
43,500 SEK
Dalarna University

Program description

Master programme in Democracy, Citizenship and Change

Taught entirely online, this programme will advance your understanding of how state, nation, citizenship and political culture are influenced by today’s contradicting developments in terms of globalisation, transnational integration and national fragmentation processes.

The first semester consists of four 7.5 credit courses, all of which have themes relating to the concepts of state, nation, citizenship, democracy and political culture. The historical developments surrounding these concepts, including current challenges, form a common theme in these four courses. The second semester consists of a 15 credit course in methods within social science, with a specific focus on political science, which is followed by a 15 credit master’s degree thesis in Political Science.

Admission requirements

Specific Entry Requirements

  1. Completed bachelor’s degree including the equivalant of at least 90 Swedish university credits in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Human Rights or Peace and Conflict Studies, and at least 7.5 credits in scientific method within the field of Social Science.
    If you are currently completing the final year of your studies leading to such a degree, then you are welcome to apply.
  2. An approvedstatement of purpose.
  3. Proof of English language proficiency.

English Language Proficiency

The most common tests and important scores that are accepted are:

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

Please check with Dalarna Universityt on English Language Proficiency to see if you are required to submit a TOEFL or IELTS result.

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Program content

Semester 1:
- Politics of Transnational Integration and National Fragmentation, 7.5 credits
- State Formation and Citizenship, 7.5 credits
- Processes of Democracy and Autocracy, 7.5 credits
- Comparative Political Culture, 7.5 credits

Semester 2
- Social Science Methods III – Political Science, 15 credits
- Master’s Degree Thesis in Political Science, 15 credits

Tuition fees

  • 87 000 SEK (total)
  • *EU/EEA citizens are not required to pay tuition fees.

Tuition fees are paid in one-semester installments, and the first payment (43 500 SEK) must be paid no later than June 1. This allows for reasonable processing time for a residence permit application.

Scholarships & funding

scholarships not available


Degree of Master of Science (60 credits). Main Field of Study: Political Science. (Filosofie magisterexamen (60 hp), huvudområde: Statsvetenskap.)

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Dalarna University

Dalarna University

Dalarna University is a small, modern university located in the beautiful province of Dalarna in central Sweden. The provincial landscape offers wonderful opportunities for exploration in stunning natural surroundings. The university has two campuses in small towns Falun and Borlänge....

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Why study at Dalarna University

Sweden ranked #3 study abroad country

Sweden has been ranked the #3 study abroad country in Europe for 2020! With a high English language proficiency and the headquarters of companies like H&M and Spotify, Sweden was also ranked #1 in Europe for students who want to achieve their career goals.

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Dalarna University

Dalarna University/Högskolan Dalarna
791 88 Falun

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