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.

Research projects

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Global Politics seminars

Spring 2023

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 Johan Brännmark,, for details).

• 1 February
Innovative communication approaches to sustainable futuring: AI discourse tailorability
Jess Haynie-Lavelle, PhD student, Malmö University

• 15 February
Postmigrant Talks: Experiences of Language Use in Swedish Academia
Maja Povrzanović Frykman, Professor, Malmö University

• 15 March
How green is thy city? Urban planning and biodiversity at a Swedish municipal level
Benedict Singleton, Project researcher, Malmö University

• 22 March
Final seminar (90%)
Calle Håkansson, PhD student, Malmö University

• 29 March
Enemy Images
Kristian Steiner, Associate professor, Malmö University

• 19 April
The Revolutionary Reason: A Performative Social Technology
Mateo Villamil Valencia, PhD Student, Complutense University of Madrid

• 25 April (Tuesday)
The Cultural Cold War
Dino Knudsen, Associate senior lecturer, Malmö University & Anna Björk Einarsdóttir, Post-doc, University of Iceland

• 3 May
Policy professionals struggling for influence in civil society organisations
Joanna Mellquist, PhD, Södertörn University

• 10 May
Final Seminar (90%)
Michel Anderlini, PhD student, Malmö University

• 17 May
PhD seminar
Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu, PhD student, Malmö University

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 and 15. Link to the drop-in: (same link every week)

If you are looking for a contact details for an education, see the respective education.