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Interested in pursuing a master's programme at Graduate School?

Graduate School at the Faculty of Social Sciences offers interdisciplinary 2-year (120 credit) Master's Programmes in Development Studies, Global Studies, Social Scientific Data Analysis, Social Studies of Gender, and Middle Eastern Studies.

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What makes Graduate School programmes unique?


As a student, you are admitted to the programme with a specific major based on your bachelor's degree. This means that throughout your education here, you will be expected to reflect on and apply your previous academic background in an interdisciplinary context, and most directly when writing your thesis. In addition, each course is multidisciplinary and taught by a teaching team from at least two different departments at the Faculty of Social Sciences. 

International in Sweden

Our courses are taught in English by international and local teachers, and about half our students come from outside of Sweden. Many courses include hands-on group work, seminars and workshops, allowing you to meet and discuss topics with a wide range of students, helping you develop your global perspective, intercultural communication skills and teamwork skills.

A structure that allows you to tailor your education 

The programmes combine mandatory courses (profile courses specific to your programme paired with courses in methods and theory) and a flexible third term where you have the chance to tailor your education to your own needs and ambitions. If you are interesting in gaining more practical experience, many students choose go on internship locally or internationally. If you are interested in exploring a subject outside your comfort zone, or to delve deeper into an existing interest area, you may choose to take an elective or freestanding course. Or if you wish to take courses in another country, you can go on exchange. 

To find out more about our programmes, see here.

To find out more about the Third Term options, see here.

What do Graduate School alumni go on to do?

Our alumni have been hired in international NGOs, state agencies, companies, and continued with their academic career as PhDs, both in Sweden and abroad. If you are an international student and wish to find work in Sweden, we strongly encourage you to learn Swedish. Many international alumni have also returned to their homeland with their new skills and knowledge, and have entered fields directly related to their studies. Check out our page on Career Prospects to read about the kinds of job titles that our alumni have had 1-2 years after graduation.