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Europe in the World

Master’s level
15 credits (ECTS)
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Full education cost: 21 250 SEK
First payment: 21 250 SEK


This course examines the political, economic, social and security relations of Europe with the rest of the world from historical and contemporary perspectives. You will study Europe in a broad sense that encompasses various international organizations, state actors and civil society. The course assesses both what impact European integration has had internationally, and how Europe is affected by global developments.


The first
part of the course investigates Europe in the world from a system level. You
will focus on global governance, the EU as a global actor and power shifts in
the international system.

The second part of the course pursues a thematic
analysis of three core concepts: security, trade and migration. You will study
these concepts across time and across international political and economic
systems. Among others, you will be working with issues regarding security and
the security strategies of European states and institutions; the European
financial crisis and the changing
presence of Europe in the global political economy; and the impact of international
migration on European societies and states.


Prerequisites and selection


The requirement for admission to the course is a Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 90 higher education credits in a social science discipline or a humanities discipline. Students at the Law programme are also eligible to apply to the course, after three years (180 higher education credits, equivalent of a bachelor degree). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.

After graduation

finishing this course, you will have in depth-knowledge of how Europe’s role in
the world has developed and how Europe’s presence in the international
political and economic systems can be conceived. Most of all, you will have a
deep understanding of the role of Europe in issues regarding security, trade
and migration, and of the theories and methods used to study these issues. You
will also have a solid overview of current research on Europe’s role in the
world, and you will be able to critically analyze, argue and theorize on this