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.

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

Autumn 2020

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).

  • September 23
    Human trafficking - Changing legal definitions, static victims? Explaining the persistence of outdated perceptions and practices and their implications for the most vulnerable
    Mira Fey, Post-doc, Haute école de travail social, Genève
  • September 30
    20% seminar
    Nick Baigent, PhD student, Malmö University
  • October 14
    Everyday bordering and the struggle for reproductive justice in Ireland
    Sarah Bodelson, PhD student, Malmö University
  • October 21
    Justice and energy transitions
    Patrik Baard, Post-doc, Malmö University
  • October 28
    “A Critique of Human Dignity in the Context of Human Rights: Meaningful Autonomy and its Implications”
    Jon Wittrock, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • November 11
    Intersectionality and climate policy making: Ways forward to a socially inclusive and sustainable welfare state
    Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • November 18
    Moral judgements and principles within Swedish energy politics
    Anders Melin, Associate Professor, Malmö University
  • November 25
    »Craftwork of illegalization«: The hidden production of legal limbo on the inside of the Swedish expulsion machinery
    Anna Lundberg, Professor, Linköping University
  • December 2
    Two ways to urban peace: Theorizing its potential and mapping its hinders
    Ivan Gusic, Post-doc, Malmö University
  • December 16
    DIY urbanism and everyday practices of sustainability in Detroit: Lessons from urban Africa in America's "comeback" city
    Stephen Marr, 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). 

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.