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

Atumn 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).

• 7 September
“OK, realist?” A critical scrutiny of rationalization in Western scholarship on Russia and Eastern Europe Communist state administrative structures
Aliaksei Kazharski, Charles University, Prague & Comenius University, Bratislava

• 14 September
Ethical deliberation in connection with participatory assessments of energy scenarios
Anders Melin & Gunnhildur Magnusdottir, Malmö University

• 21 September
PhD thesis seminar
Isobel Squire, Malmö University

• 5 October
In search of Peace beyond the Enlightenment, the Spanish Golden Age and the consequences of the Reconquista
Ane Kirkegaard, Malmö University

• 12 October
PhD thesis seminar
Calle Håkansson, Malmö University

• 30 November
PhD thesis seminar
Dennis Munetsi, Malmö University

• 14 December
PhD thesis seminar
Jess Haynie-Lavelle, Malmö University

• 21 December
PhD thesis seminar
Sarah Bodelson, 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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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.