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Master's programmes at SEDU

Application for 2021 is open

Study for a safer future

The Swedish Defence University contributes to national and international security through research and education. With a high degree of specialisation in a niche of their own, our Master's programmes can give you an extra edge when pursuing a career within areas related to defence, security and crisis management.

Application for 2021 is open 16 October — 15 January.

Our Master's programmes

Politics, Security and War – two-year Master's Programme

This programme will give you a deeper understanding of issues pertaining to Politics, Security and War.

Defence and Security Systems Development — two-year Master's Programme

This is an interdisciplinary, international Master’s programme at the intersection of social sciences and engineering.

F.A.Q. and contact

We offer two Master’s Programme at the moment. One in Politics, Security and War (two different tracks; War Studies & Political Science Studies) and one in Defence and Security Systems Development. Our Master’s Programmes are two years, full-time and 120 credits each.

 

Prospective students need to apply by creating a user account on www.universityadmissions.se, to which Swedish Defence University is connected. University Admissions Sweden is in charge of all technicalities. The applicant creates an account, applies to courses and submit supporting documents there. SEDU should not be sent any documents directly. The master programmes start once a year in Autumn and the application period runs from mid October to mid January, see updates under Key Dates.

  • Application fee for citizen outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee for citizen outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland: SEK 105 000 per year (60 credits). The tuition fee is paid in installments per semester, in advance. This means that you pay for your first semester somewhere between admission and the course start.

When it is time to assess an application, the process is done in two steps; eligibility and selection.

Eligibility

Make sure that you have carefully read through the instructions for Master’s applicants on www.universityadmissions.se.

The applicant is eligible to apply for our Master’s programmes if they fulfill the entry requirements specified in Politics; Security and War and Defence and Security Systems Development.

All Master’s applicants should hold a previous Bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 credits or three year of fulltime studies leading to the mentioned degree. Applicants must also fulfill the English 6 requirement as well as having a close look on specific instructions for your previous country of study.

Selection

Amongst eligible applicants that applied on time, with correctly submitted applications, we then look at these following criteria’s when selecting students to our programmes.

For the Master’s programme in Politics, Security and War, selection is based on a comprehensive assessment of previous studies and the relevance of previous studies, and particular importance is given to the quality of the Bachelor’s thesis.

For the Master’s programme in Defence and Security Systems Development, selection is based with equal weight on grades obtained in qualifying university courses and a personal letter.

If you do not hold a Bachelor’s Degree yet when applying, you should provide www.universityadmissions.se with signed and stamped documents from your home university stating that you are likely to graduate before the semester start at SEDU. Please read more and use the statement of enrollment status form and upload it under your personal account on www.universityadmissions.se.

If you get admitted under this condition, you will hold the status conditionally admitted. This means that a proof of your official Degree must be presented in original by the course start latest in order for SEDU to remove the condition in your status to (fully) admitted.

If you are conditionally admitted and fail to prove your degree in the way we ask for, your admission is no longer valid since this is a mandatory requirement for eligibility.

Regrettably, SEDU have no possibilities to offer student housing. When you are looking for housing, it is important to start well in advance. It has proved quite difficult to find student housing in Stockholm, especially in the beginning of the semester when the Swedish students are also looking for accommodation. Even if finding accommodation in Stockholm may be tedious and hard work, most students however find somewhere to live after a while. A good start could be to check ad boards as well as websites such as:

Yes, the Student Union at the Swedish Defence University works under the parole "today's studies - tomorrow's security". The student union is a democratic and nonprofit association of students. They monitor and participate in the development of education and the conditions for studies at the Swedish Defence University.The student union safeguards the right to influence, the work environment, equal treatment and freedom from discrimination.

The student union has representatives in most of the Swedish Defence University's management and decision-making bodies. The Student union also organize welcome activities you can take part of as a student at SEDU.

What programmes do you offer?

We offer two Master’s Programme at the moment. One in Politics, Security and War (two different tracks; War Studies & Political Science Studies) and one in Defence and Security Systems Development. Our Master’s Programmes are two years, full-time and 120 credits each.

What is the process for applying?

Prospective students need to apply by creating a user account on www.universityadmissions.se, to which Swedish Defence University is connected. University Admissions Sweden is in charge of all technicalities. The applicant creates an account, applies to courses and submit supporting documents there. SEDU should not be sent any documents directly. The master programmes start once a year in Autumn and the application period runs from mid October to mid January, see updates under Key Dates.

How much do the programmes cost?

  • Application fee for citizen outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland: SEK 900
  • Tuition fee for citizen outside of EU/EEA/Switzerland: SEK 105 000 per year (60 credits). The tuition fee is paid in installments per semester, in advance. This means that you pay for your first semester somewhere between admission and the course start.

What documents should I provide SEDU with through www.universityadmissions.se?

When it is time to assess an application, the process is done in two steps; eligibility and selection.

Eligibility

Make sure that you have carefully read through the instructions for Master’s applicants on www.universityadmissions.se.

The applicant is eligible to apply for our Master’s programmes if they fulfill the entry requirements specified in Politics; Security and War and Defence and Security Systems Development.

All Master’s applicants should hold a previous Bachelor’s degree equivalent to 180 credits or three year of fulltime studies leading to the mentioned degree. Applicants must also fulfill the English 6 requirement as well as having a close look on specific instructions for your previous country of study.

Selection

Amongst eligible applicants that applied on time, with correctly submitted applications, we then look at these following criteria’s when selecting students to our programmes.

For the Master’s programme in Politics, Security and War, selection is based on a comprehensive assessment of previous studies and the relevance of previous studies, and particular importance is given to the quality of the Bachelor’s thesis.

For the Master’s programme in Defence and Security Systems Development, selection is based with equal weight on grades obtained in qualifying university courses and a personal letter.

What if I do not have a Bachelor’s Degree yet?

If you do not hold a Bachelor’s Degree yet when applying, you should provide www.universityadmissions.se with signed and stamped documents from your home university stating that you are likely to graduate before the semester start at SEDU. Please read more and use the statement of enrollment status form and upload it under your personal account on www.universityadmissions.se.

If you get admitted under this condition, you will hold the status conditionally admitted. This means that a proof of your official Degree must be presented in original by the course start latest in order for SEDU to remove the condition in your status to (fully) admitted.

If you are conditionally admitted and fail to prove your degree in the way we ask for, your admission is no longer valid since this is a mandatory requirement for eligibility.

Can SEDU provide student housing for Master’s students?

Regrettably, SEDU have no possibilities to offer student housing. When you are looking for housing, it is important to start well in advance. It has proved quite difficult to find student housing in Stockholm, especially in the beginning of the semester when the Swedish students are also looking for accommodation. Even if finding accommodation in Stockholm may be tedious and hard work, most students however find somewhere to live after a while. A good start could be to check ad boards as well as websites such as:

Is there a Student Union I could join if I get admitted?

Yes, the Student Union at the Swedish Defence University works under the parole "today's studies - tomorrow's security". The student union is a democratic and nonprofit association of students. They monitor and participate in the development of education and the conditions for studies at the Swedish Defence University.The student union safeguards the right to influence, the work environment, equal treatment and freedom from discrimination.

The student union has representatives in most of the Swedish Defence University's management and decision-making bodies. The Student union also organize welcome activities you can take part of as a student at SEDU.




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