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Are you interested in how global questions like equality, the environment, peace, democracy, and international relations affect people’s lives? Apply for education at the School of Global Studies if you seek a deeper understanding of our globalized world.

The education at the School of Global Studies is characterized by high engagement in current global affairs. The broad social sciences perspectives of our education give you an in-depth understanding of current issues and give you tools to critically analyse social phenomena in a globalized world. Graduating from the School of Global Studies will prepare you for work in a global arena.

International bachelor's degree programme

International master’s degree programme

Joint master's degree programme

Please note that due to the COVID-19, the EMHRPP programme has been postponed for one year for all admitted applicants. This means that no studies will take place in 2020 and that teaching for the entire programme will start only in September 2021.

Our next regular Application Procedure, for both Erasmus Mundus scholarship and self-funded candidates, will start around October 2021 for the 2022/2023 academic year.

Information about an eventual Application Process for self-funded candidates of the academic year 2021/2022 will be announced in December 2020.

The School of Global Studies offers an international joint master’s degree programme with partner universities in Norway, Spain, and the UK. At the programme you spend one semester each in Gothenburg, Bilbao, and London before starting work on your master’s thesis at any of the four partner universities.

The Master’s Programme in Human Rights Policy and Practice has a unique interdisciplinary approach, bringing together legal, sociological, political, and practical perspectives on human rights.

Partner Universities

Arctic University of Norway (UIT), Tromsø, Norway

University of Deusto, Bilbao/San Sebastian, Spain

University of Roehampton, London, UK

Remote studies due to COVID-19

To reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19, the School of Global Studies offer remote teaching during the spring semester 2021. This means that lectures, seminars, group work, and examinations are conducted online. 

Course-specific information is shared by your course coordinator or in Canvas.

Diversity of subjects

At the School of Global Studies, we offer education with a global perspective in four different subject areas. The common interest in all our subject areas is the interest in power relations, equality, and sustainable development. All of our courses give you a deeper understanding of contemporary global issues.

Information about our subject areas is found in the list.