You can study Development Studies at the undergraduate level by taking free-standing courses or by taking courses within the structure of different Bachelor's Programmes. You can, in addition, study Development Studies at the advanced level within the Master's Programme in Political Science. The subject of Development Studies is especially suitable for those who are interested in international issues, global sustainable development, and international aid. Development Studies at Uppsala University is inspired by the subject's inherently interdisciplinary character while maintaining a clear political science profile. Several courses in Development Studies are taught in English.
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Coordinator Development Studies
Maria Eriksson Baaz
+46 70 167 96 55
+46 18 471 33 47
Bachelor's Programme in Political Sciences
Language of instruction is Swedish and students are required to demonstrate knowledge of Swedish to apply. Information about the programme is available in Swedish only.
Bachelor's Programme in Peace and Development Studies
The Bachelor's Programme in Peace and Development Studies is a three-year education comprising 180 credits. The programme is an internationally oriented, interdisciplinary education with a Political Science profile. Please note that students need proven knowledge in Swedish in order to apply.
Master's Programme in Political Science
The Master's Programme in Political Science leads to a Master of Science in Political Sciences (120 credits).The programme develops your ability to critically assess conceptual and empirical problems, conduct independent problem-solving, and collect and process complex material. You will leave with a systematic understanding of the fundamental questions of political science.
Courses for exchange students
Most of our courses taught in English are only available for Master’s students or formal exchange students.
Uppsala Peace and Development Students' Association
UPaD (Uppsala Peace and Development Students’ Association) is the association for students of the Bachelor Programme in Peace and Development Studies. We also welcome exchange students in relevant courses. Our goal is that our members will have a comprehensive and exciting study experience through arranging for example inaugurations of new students, events and mentorships. We also work as a link to both the University and our future field of work. We offer many opportunities to get involved and to have lots of fun at the same time!
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Development Research School
Department of Government is part of an international collaboration between Lund University, Uppsala University, Gothenburg University and the University of Ghana.
Teachers at the Department of Government
Our teachers are researchers cover all major sub-areas of Political Science and publish extensively and broadly for both international and Swedish audiences.