About this program
MSc International and European Relations
This program approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world affairs. The double focus on international and European relations makes this a unique master’s program, offering you a competitive edge.
The curriculum consists of a wide range of topics, covering the latest updates from this intriguing field. You will get an excellent grasp of topics like international law and security, European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third semester, students have the option of either taking courses focused on global governance, or pursuing a guided internship with an organisation of relevance for international or European relations. Throughout the program you will develop the capacity to understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments.
The program is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term:
- International relations
- European relations
- International governance/Guided internship
- Master’s thesis
Throughout your studies you will be connected to ongoing research in various topics. The teachers are engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, European politics, regional development, political economy, e-governance, migration and diaspora studies, policy analysis and political theory.
By the time you graduate you will have an independent, critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, you will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers.
- Bachelor’s degree equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen in one of the following subjects:
- political science
- international relations
- sociology or equivalent
- English corresponding to the level of English in Swedish upper secondary education (English 6/B)
(Exemption from Swedish)
The deadline for submitting the online application is the 16th of January. The deadline for submitting all supporting documentation is the 1st of February. Documents that are submitted after the deadline will make the whole application late, and possibly not considered for most of the programmes.
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- International Relations Theory
- The Politics and Economics of International Relations
- International and European Law
- Introduction to Advanced Academic Studies and Social Science
- Contemporary European Institutions
- International and European Security
- Europe's Relations with the World
- Research Design and Methods
- Diplomacy and Foreign Policy Analysis
- Guided Internship
- International Organisations: Theory and Practice
- International Governance and Civil Society
- Contemporary Issues in International Governance
- Master Thesis
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please check the school website for more information.
SEK 177 600 - NB: Applies only to students from outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland.
Degree of Master of Science (120 credits) with a major in Political Science – specialization International and European Relations.
Our graduates are prepared for professional careers in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the program can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programs to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research towards a PhD.
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Linköping University (LiU) was granted university status in 1975 and today has 37,600 students (full-time equivalents 19,200), including 2,000 international students. In 2022, LiU landed on spot 38 of the Times Higher Education ranking of the world’s young universities. This is...
Why study at Linköping University
Linköping University welcomes students from all over the world, and English is widely spoken everywhere by its 2,000 international students, or about 6% of its student population. Many doctoral students and researchers are international.
We rank highly: LiU has been named as one of the world’s 200 best universities in education, materials science, sociology and electrical and electronic engineering, according to this year’s QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Good prospects: A degree from LiU makes you a highly sought after employee. An impressive 88% of our students are employed within 18 months of graduating.
Research that makes a difference: What makes Linköping University special is the lack of boundaries between different subjects and faculties, which has resulted in world-leading research environments and companies as well as a number of truly cross-disciplinary study programs.
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