Political Science and Development Studies
Political science seeks to make sense of the fundamentals of political life. Power, influence and other key political concepts are deployed to explore the role of the state and its relation to social structures and individual lives. Modern political science addresses questions of governance from a range of perspectives that vary in terms of their empirical focus, theoretical influence and methodology.
Development studies analyses political, economic and social processes of change from a global perspective and studies the prerequisites for sustainable development within different policy areas in an unequal world.
Uppsala Political Science Students Association
Uppsala Political Science Students Association (UPS) is the programme association for students of the Bachelor and Master programmes in political science at Uppsala University. The association was created in 1995 and offers a wide range of activities for its members, concerning both studies and social life. All to give you the best possible university experience!
The association is open to all students aiming for a degree in political science from Uppsala University!
Meet some of our former students
I am 28 years old and from Sweden. I completed by bachelor’s degree through the bachelor’s program in political sciences in 2012, majoring in economics. I also have a master’s degree in economics from University of Bergen from 2017.
My name is Saga Brors, I’m Swedish and 23 years old. I finished my bachelor’s degree with an economics concentration early 2018. I’ve been on exchange studies in the United States and done an internship at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.
I am 28 years old, from Sweden. I completed my bachelor’s degree in political science with economics at Uppsala University in 2014. I also have a master’s degree in international relations and sustainable development.
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