Type of studies: part time, 50 %, day
Study period: 2024-04-08 – 2024-05-31
Language of instruction: English
Application code: LU-70904
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden
Are you interested in the development of Swedish politics and Swedish political life in the 20th and 21st centuries? Learn more on topics such as: Swedish political parties; the founding of the National State and democratic developments; the politics of gender policies and political predictions for 21st century Sweden.
The course provides an introduction to Swedish politics. The political system in general, the constitution, the government and the political parties are discussed in a historical as well as in a contemporary perspective. Sweden’s role as a small country in a global context, both as a member of the European Union and the United Nations, is highlighted. Swedish attributes such as “The Swedish Model” and the policy of neutrality are analysed in a historical perspective as well as with reference to the present situation. Special attention is given to the Swedish gender model, refugee politics and ethnic pluralism.
The course is given in our humanities and theology centre, LUX. This offers an exciting campus environment with a vibrant student life. Lund University has one of Sweden’s oldest and largest research library, and the library at LUX is one of 26 libraries within this network.
The course is given as a part-time course once a year, during the spring semester (day-time). The course is a free-standing course for beginners. It can be included in a first or second-cycle degree.
Important dates – spring semester 2024
Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång
8 April 2024 – 31 May 2024
How to apply
Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.
Extended application deadline
Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on universityadmissions.se. You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.
First or Second Admission Round?
All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.
The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.
Full course tuition fee: SEK 13,750
First payment: SEK 13,750
Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.
EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland
There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.
If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at universityadmissions.se. You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.