Master's programme in Politics and War

The Master's Programme in Politics and War is an international master's programme, leading to a one-year Master's degree in either War Studies or Political Science with a focus on Security Studies. As a student, you will be situated within a vibrant research environment and thrive among fellow high-performing students.

How to apply

Entry requirements

Specialisation 1: Political Science: Security Studies

Bachelor degree equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits, with at least 90 credits in political science with a focus on security policy or political science with a focus on crisis management and international coordination or the equivalent. A documented, graded, written academic work shall be part of the main area of study.

English language proficiency need to be verified. The English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6/English Course B.

Specialisation 2: War Studies

Officers degree or Bachelor degree equivalent to a Swedish degree of at least 180 credits, with at least 90 credits in War Studies or adjacent relevant subject (e.g. International Relations or Peace and Conflict Studies). A documented, graded, written academic work shall be part of the main area of study.

English language proficiency need to be verified. The English language entry requirement is the equivalent of English studies at upper secondary (high school) level in Sweden, called English 6/English Course B.

Selection procedure

This information applies to both specialisations of the programme.

The selection for each specialisation is made based upon a comprehensive assessment of the relevance and quality of the applicant's earlier studies. Emphasis is placed upon the quality of the final, independent thesis.

Please note that place preference is not applicable to the Master's Programme in Politics and War.

Application

This information applies to both specialisations of the programme.

Application is made through www.universityadmissions.se, or for Swedish applicants, www.antagning.se (see links to the right) between 15 March and 16 April 2018.

In addition to the electronic application, the applicant should send in a graded, written independent academic work (Bachelor thesis). It shall be possible to identify the applicant as the author of the academic work. With a written academic work is meant one or several independently authored thesis/theses in Swedish, English, Danish or Norwegian – or translated to any of these languages. Students with a degree from a non-Swedish university that does not include a bachelor's thesis, may instead supply a relevant course paper in Swedish, English, Danish or Norwegian – or translated to any of these languages. This work shall be uploaded electronically at www.antagning.se, or sent as a paper copy to:

Swedish Defence University
FUS/Antagning
Box 27805
115 93 Stockholm
Sweden

Please note that the electronic version or paper version must be received no later than April 2018 (exact date to be announced). This also apply to former students of the Swedish Defence University. If you send a paper copy, please write your name and address on the envelope!

Extended deadline for students graduating spring 2018

Students graduating June 2018 are allowed to upload their thesis electronically (or send it as a paper copy) no later than June 2018 (exact date to be announced). This extended deadline applies only to students writing their Bachelor's thesis in the spring of 2018. Theses that have not been graded will not be taken into account.