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Single subject courses
Second cycle

The School of Global studies offers several single subject courses in English at second cycle (Master level).

The application period for the autumnn term is: December 1st until January 15th. The deadline for submitting documents is February 1st.

The application period for the spring term is: June 1st until August 15th (N.B. that these dates may be changed!) The deadline for submitting documents is September 1st.

Basic requirements

The basic requirements for admission to the single subject courses at second cycle are at least a Bachelor’s degree (generally a 3-year degree with honours), from a recognised university or college by UNESCO with/and a minimum of 30 higher education credits in a discipline within the field of Global Studies or the equivalent.

What subjects are included in the field of Global Studies?
The field of Global Studies is made up by the following disciplines: Development Studies, Conflict Resolution, Global Gender Studies, Human Ecology, International Relations, Regional Studies (African, Asian, Latin American and Middle East Studies), and Social Anthropology. Please note that English, or any other language, as a subject is not defined as a discipline within the field of global studies.

Other requirements

There might be specific requirements for certain courses. Information regarding specific requirements as well as English requirements is to be found in the course descriptions you reach by the links below.

Questions regarding eligiability

For questions regarding academic eligiability or individual assessments please contact the programme administration. Please note that we are unable to make any assessments in advance.

Student administration/coordination
0046(0)31-786 4300


The autumn term (abbreviation HT in Swedish) is running from September 1st to January 15th.

The spring term (abbreviation VT in Swedish) is running from January 16th to June 4th.

In-depth courses 

In-depth courses usually require a core course at second cycle within the field of Global Studies. The School of Global studies offers two core courses within this field (see the list below).

Recommended study orders.

For further information about the courses, please click on the links in the list below.

Autumn term courses

Core courses:

Methodology courses:

Spring term courses

The following courses will be given providing there are a sufficient number of accepted students.

In-depht courses:

Module 1

Module 2

Master Thesis:

Recommended study order for a one year master in global studies:

  • Research Design and Methods (Autumn)
  • Global Studies: Thematic Issues (Autumn)
  • Elective In-depth course within Global Studies (Spring)
  • GS2531 Master Thesis, 15 hec (Spring)


Course code = subject

The course code indicates the subject:

GS = Global Studies
HE = Human Ecology
IK = Conflict Resolution
IR = International Relations
SA = Social Anthropology
US = Global Development Studies
SF = A coorporation between the School of Global Studies and the Department of Political science as well as the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication

Contact information
Advanced Level

Student counselling
0046 (0)31 786 1399
Phone hours 
Tuesday 14.00-16.00
Thursday 10.00-12.00



Student administrator/
0046 (0)31 786 4300



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