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Work Integrated Political Studies

University West
2 years
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Work Integrated Political Studies

Policies and political decisions – made at local and international levels – form and influence the social, economic and environmental world we live in. The focus of your Program is how to affect societal change through applied studies of political challenges. Conduct research in direct collaboration with surrounding society and hold an internship to move your career forward during your two-year master’s Program. A collaboration between University West in Sweden and University of the Western Cape in South Africa, your Program is truly international.

Admission requirements

Admission Requirements

You will be considered for admission to Work Integrated Political Studies if you fulfil the following entry requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree of 180 credits within the field of social science or equivalent
  • Proof of English proficiency

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Program content

The program:


You’ll select two elective courses in political studies out of a course package including:

  • Peace, Conflict and Security Studies
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Public Policy
  • Political Perspectives of Gender and Sexuality
  • Theoretical Perspectives of Race and Freedom
  • European Politics
  • Political Communication
  • Political Violence

Compulsory courses:

  • Theory of Science and Applied Research Methods, advanced level
  • WIL in Theory and Practice, advanced level


  • WIL: Reflection and Portfolio I, advanced level
  • WIL: Reflection and Portfolio II, advanced level
  • Master's Degree Compilation Thesis in Work Integrated Political Studies

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Tuition fees

For EU students this program is free, for international students to cost is SEK 114,000 per year.

Scholarships & funding

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Upon completion of the program you receive a Master of Arts (MA, 120 credits) with a major in Work Integrated Learning. The Program structure also allows you to conduct a one-year master’s (honors) degree, 60 credits, that does not include the internship.

Continuing studies

With your international Master's Degree in Work Integrated Political Studies, you’ll have employment opportunities in public administration, diplomatic service, the EU or other national and international institutions, as well as non-governmental organizations. Other possibilities include careers in the internationally oriented private sector of industry and commerce, within and outside of Sweden.

Through their internship placements, numerous alumni have built careers as planners, project leaders, administrators and analysists in municipalities, regional authorities, state organizations, NGO’s, international organizations as well as banks and private companies.

For more Information please visit the university website.

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About this institute

University West

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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University West

Gustava Melins gata 2
46132 Trollhättan

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