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.

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 2021

Usually the Global Politics seminars are held Wednesdays at 13.15-15.00 in the seminar room on the 9th floor of Niagara, Nordenskiöldsgatan 1, but due to the Covid-19 situation the seminars are held online via zoom (contact Johan Brännmark for details).

  • 3 March
    Structural injustice as distributive
    Johan Brännmark, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 24 March
    50% seminar
    Michel Anderlini, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 14 April
    Indigenous peoples’ right to self-determination: perceptions of self-determination among the Sámi electorate in Sweden
    Ulf Mörkenstam, Associate Professor, Stockholm University
  • 21 April
    DIY urbanism and everyday practices of sustainability in Detroit: Lessons from urban Africa in America's ‘comeback’ city
    Steve Marr, Senior Lecturer, Malmö University
  • 5 May
    The multi-level political economy of AI in Global Health
    Michael Strange, Associate Professor, Malmö university
  • 12 May
    (Trans)nationalism in 1940s Swedish fiction
    Kristin Järvstad, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • 19 May
    The diffusion of ‘gender ideology’ in Hungary and Poland
    Isobel Squire, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 26 May
    The Putin predicament
    Bo Petersson, Professor, 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). 

Read more about third-cycle education

Contact us

Head of Department

Magnus Ericson

Heads of units

Johan Modée
Brigitte Suter 
Peter Hallberg

Chairperson of the Study Programmes Board

Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir

Research coordinator

Johan Brännmark

Director of third cycle education

Maja Povrzanovic Frykman

Chairperson of the Research and supervising committee

Kristin Järvstad

Department administration and service (not student administration)

Anna Andrén 
Martin Gagner
Frida Hallqvist

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.