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 2022

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 some seminars will be done in hybrid form this semester (contact Johan Brännmark,, for details).

  • 26 January
    Communist state administrative structures
    Astrid Hedin, Associate Professor, Malmö university
  •  2 February
    Text seminar on Davina Cooper’s Feeling like a State
    Michael Strange, Associate Professor, Malmö university
  • 2 March
    Text seminar, Tim Hayward on global justice and natural resources
    Sophie Jonsson, PhD, Malmö university
  • 9 March
    Half-term seminar
    Nick Baigent, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 16 March
    The politics of crisis, the pandemic and the governance of AI and health
    Jason Tucker, Associate Senior Lecturer, Malmö University & Michael Strange, Associate Professor, Malmö university
  • 27 April
    Local Government in Europe: Administrative Cultures and Reform Trajectories from a Comparative Perspective
    Sabine Kuhlmann, Professor, Universität Potsdam
  • 4 May
    Half-term seminar, Decolonizing Diplomacy: Negotiating Development Cooperation between African States and the European Union
    Rahel Weldeab Sebhatu, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 11 May
    PhD start-up seminar, AI and the everyday political economy of global health
    Jess Haynie-Lavelle & Dennis Munetsi, PhD students, Malmö university
  • 18 May
    Thesis seminar
    Michel Anderlini, PhD student, Malmö University
  • 25 May
    In search of Peace beyond the Enlightenment, the Spanish Golden Age and the consequences of the Reconquista
    Ane Kirkegaard, Senior Lecturer, 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.

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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.