Political Science and Development Studies

Do you want to immerse yourself in the major societal issues?

Political science is the study of how the state, by the use of political means, make possible large-scale societies where people are governed by, forced to live with, and share power with those who they do not know and may never meet. 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.

As our student, you choose your field of study after a first semester of joint studies. 

Read more about our Bachelor's Programme in Political Sciences (in Swe.), Master's Programme in Political Science, and PhD Programme in Political Science.

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!

Uppsala Political Science Students Association

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Department of Government
Gamla Torget 6 (badhuset) 7th floor

Email: statsvet@statsvet.uu.se
Phone: +46 18 471 00 00

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