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Master Programmes offered at the Faculty of Social Sciences

You can also find information about courses and programmes taught in English, at the university central pages.


European Studies

The Master's Programme in European Studies (two years) provides advanced knowledge and analytical skills relevant to different aspects of European developments, with a special emphasis on the European Union enlargement and integration processes.

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Executive Master's Programme in European Studies

EMAES is an academic programme that as a whole equips students with the knowledge needed to address the challenges of contemporary and future society. It is taught by teachers and researchers at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the University of Gothenburg, and a council of prominent members of the field is tied to the programme, including Commissioner Cecilia Malmström.

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Global Studies 

The programme is cross- and multidisciplinary and reflects the many subjects at the School of Global Studies: Development Studies, Conflict Resolution, Human Ecology, International Relations, Regional Studies (African, Asian, Latin American and Middle Eastern Studies), and Social Anthropology.

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International Administration and Global Governance 

The aim of the programme is to provide the skills and knowledge needed to formulate, analyze and evaluate policy related to long-term political, economic and social development.

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Investigative Journalism

The programme is tailored to those seeking to sharpen and expand their journalistic skills, while also providing essential tools and understanding for campaigners, activists, NGOs, charities, and anyone with an interest in using the potential of modern media to hold the powerful to account.

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Political Communication

The two year (120 hec) Master’s Program in Political Communication (PolCom) prepares students for a professional career within political communication and opinion analysis based on clear ethical and democratic principles.

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Political Science

The 2 year Master's Programme in Political Science is a state of the art education preparing you for a career in the field of advanced social analysis.

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Social Work and Human Rights

The programme is organized on a two-year basis. The programme, which is on a full-time schedule, is accessible for both foreign and Swedish students. The programme is divided into separate modules with at least 15 credits in each module.

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Given the continuing relevance and incisiveness of sociological analysis this programme enables you to further an exciting variety of career plans directed towards some of today’s most challenging problems in fields like working life, healthcare, urban life, migration, social movements, gender and equality, climate policy and environmental change.

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Strategic Human Resource Management and Labour Relations

The Master’s Programme in Strategic Human Resource Management provides knowledge about working life and especially the work within strategic human resource management (HRM).

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Erasmus Mundus-programmes


Master in Social Work with Family and Children

This master addresses the improvement of knowledge and skills for people working with interventions for vulnerable children and marginalized families. This Erasmus Mundus MFAMILY is a two year master programme of 120 ECTS. Students will spend a semester each in Lisbon, Stavanger and Gothenburg before moving to the desired partner institution to work on their master’s thesis.

Applications shall be submitted to the University of Gothenburg

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In Swedish only

Beside these programmes, there are several master's programmes taught in Swedish only. These are within the subjects of human rights, public administration, social work, addiction, psychology, criminology, and political science.


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Utskriftsdatum: 2020-06-01