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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

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

Planning for on-campus teaching 

The University of Gothenburg is planning for a gradual opening of on-campus activities. During the first part of the autumn semester, we plan to offer a mixture of on-campus and online teaching - what this will mean for different courses will vary, but it is important that you are able to attend teaching sessions in Gothenburg in September.

On-campus teaching will be offered during the second part of the autumn semester. More information about the gradual opening of on-campus activities is sent via welcome emails and through the digital learning platform Canvas in August. 

The level of opening up will depend on the recommendations from the Swedish government and the Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Diversity of subjects

At the School of Global Studies, we offer education with a global perspective in several 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. 

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