The environment at the department is characterised by global perspectives and internationalisation. The main focus of our research is on global processes and their implications for power, security, justice and development. We provide courses and study programmes in both Swedish and English and our students come from all over the world.

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Education in Global Political Studies

Courses and study programmes at the Department of Global Political Studies are interdisciplinary and several are taught in English. We offer several bachelor’s programmes and master's programmes, as well as a wide range of freestanding courses. Search our courses in the course catalogue

The research environment at GPS

Global Political Studies is an interdisciplinary department with research on politics, power relations and the construction of identity in local, national, international and global contexts. We focus on organisations, governance, policy instruments and decision-making processes, and also studies of international migration and migration-related social issues.

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Global Politics seminars

Spring 2024

The Global Politics seminars are typically held Wednesdays at 13.15-15.00 in the seminar room on the 9th floor of Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, although most seminars will be also done in hybrid form with the possibility on online participation (contact Bo Petersson for details).

  • 17 January
    Isobel Squire: Final PhD Thesis Seminar (starts at 14.15): Alternative gender agendas: Normative contestation of the Istanbul Convention in Hungary and Poland.
  • 24 January
    Orwa Ajjoub & Joshua Farrell Molloy, Introductory seminar for our newest PhD Candidates
  • 7 February
    Anders Hellström & Jellen Olivares-Jirsell: “Activities and Counterstrategies: Populism during the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
  • 28 February
    Christian Fernandez, Katarina Mozetic och Mikael Spång: On recognition of pedagogical qualifications
  • 13 March
    Prof. Margit Bussmann, University of Greifswald: “Military maneuvers as a costly signal for alliance commitment in the Baltic Sea region and beyond” (co-authored with Andris Banka)
  • 18 March
    Final PhD Seminar Sarah Bodelsson: “Translocal Reproductive Justice”, (NB the day!). Discussant: Associate Professor Paola Rivetti, Dublin City University
  • 20 March
    Mats Deland (Mid-Sweden University), Paul Fuehrer (Södertörn), and Anders Ramsay (Lund University): “Theodor Adorno and the Authoritarian Personality”.
    A presentation of a new book from the publisher Arkiv (can be downloaded for free here)
  • 10 April 
    Outreach and visibility: Magnus Jando & Anna Dahlbeck (Communications Department): "Research communication, outreach strategy and the perception of Malmö University in the media” + Mats Blomberg & Pablo Tapio Lagunas (Malmö University Library): “Researcher-IDs and platforms”.
  • 17 April
    Mona Lilja presents her research under the title of “Resistance Revisited”, after which there will be a social event with an exhibition of recent publications by department staff.
  • 24 April
    Dennis Munetsi, Half-Term PhD Seminar (TBC): “The Nascence and Societal Implications of AI-infused Digital Women's Reproductive Health Interventions for Women and Zimbabwean Communities”.
  • 8 May
    Dr. Alberto Rinaldi and Dr. Sue Anne Teo (Lund University): “The Inadequacy of the Human Rights Response Towards AI-driven Border Management Systems in the EU”
  • 15 May
    Patrik Hall: Why Meetings Matter: Everyday Arenas for Making, Performing and Maintaining Organizations (Edward Elgar)
  • 22 May
    Final PhD Seminar Nick Baigent: “Hydropower and local resistance in Georgia”. Discussant: Associate Professor Martin Demant Frederiksen, Aarhus University.
  • 29 May 
    Priscilla Solano: Shelter on the Journey. Humanitarianism, Human Rights and Migration (Temple University Press).

Third-cycle education

We offer degrees at third-cycle level in the subjects of Global Politics and International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER). 

Contact us

Do you have questions concerning your application, eligibility or the selection process?

Contact the Admission Office via or telephone number +46 40 665 75 00.

For study administrative questions

contact the study administrators at  

For study and career counselling

contact the study and careers advisors at

Drop-in hours online with study- and careers advisers at GPS

Thursdays between 13.00 and 15.00.

Link to the drop-in (same link every week)

Contact details for programs and courses can be found at the respective program or course webpage:
Education at Global Political Studies

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