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International Program in Politics and Economics (IPPE)

University West
3 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

International Program in Politics and Economics (IPPE)

The globalization process challenges our traditional understanding of how political and economic decisions are made – and who makes them. Study the integration of politics and economics in a global context that also considers histories, cultures and societies. This three-year multidisciplinary bachelor’s Program, taught fully in English, is the only one of its kind in Sweden. Gain theoretical knowledge and practical skills for positions in public administration, nonprofits and private corporations. Highly international, this Program also gives you opportunities to work and study inside or outside of Sweden.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

You will be considered for admission to the International Program in Politics and Economics if you fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • The equivalent of a Swedish upper secondary/high school diploma (general entry requirement) with minimum specific entry requirements for mathematics and social studies
  • Proof of English proficiency

For more information please visit the university website.

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Program content

The total Program:


  • Geographical Perspectives on International Relations
  • Political Philosophy
  • International Politics and Globalization
  • Global Trends of Production and Trade
  • Microeconomics
  • Macroeconomics
  • Democracy, Legitimacy and Political Institutions
  • Development Geography


  • The Political Economy of Europe
  • International Economics
  • International and Comparative Public Administration
  • Financial Economics
  • Research Project in Political Science
  • The Implementation and Organization of Politics
  • Sweden in a Postcolonial World


  • Internship (abroad or in Sweden) OR elective courses (abroad or in Sweden)
  • The Study of Politics II - Theory and Method
  • The Fundamentals of Political Science Methods (including academic thesis)

For more information please visit the university website.

Tuition fees

For EU students this program is free, for international students to cost is SEK 90,000 per year.


Bachelor of Arts (BA) with a specialisation in Political Science and Economics.

Continuing studies

With your international IPPE education, employment opportunities include local and national public administration, the EU and other international institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations. Other possibilities include careers in industry and commerce, within and outside of Sweden.

IPPE alumni have made careers as planners, project leaders, administrators and analysists in municipalities, regional authorities, state organizations, NGO’s and international organizations as well as banks and private companies.

For more information please visit the university website.

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University West

University West is a modern university offering programmes that are in close collaboration with working life in an attractive, modern study environment. The university has about 15,000 students and 625 employees. The campus is centrally located in the town of...

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Why study at University West

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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Gustava Melins gata 2
46132 Trollhättan

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