General entry requirements + English 6
Term 1: International relations I
This term is based on the theoretically pluralist character of the discipline, i.e. it engages different perspectives on IR, providing the foundation for further study. This course also gives students an introduction to current issues and trends in global politics, and their historical background and development. In addition, an introduction to scientific methods and academic writing is given.
Term 2: Conflicts and Development in Global Politics
The aim of the course is that students will independently develop a deepened understanding and knowledge of, and ability to study, the complexity of global politics in a project work. This course focuses on theories of global politics with a special focus on issues and actors in global political economy and global/regional conflict.
Term 3: International Relations II
This course builds on the theoretical and empirical knowledge gained in the first semester, but focuses on specific processes and structures central to the development and operation of the contemporary international system, as well as on questions relating methodology and the research of international relations. The latter includes the writing of a research paper.
Term 4: Elective
This semester makes it possible for students to do an internship, which the program coordinator deems relevant to the study program., or to enrol in elective courses but it is recommended that students conduct studies at a university abroad.
Term 5: In–Depth Studies in Global Politics
This course aims to provide students with deepened understanding of theory within the discipline and to broaden their knowledge of the empirical scope of Global Politics. Specific attention is given to global governance and foreign policy strategies. Alternatively, the student can use this semester for exchange studies. The selected courses should be on a similar level in an IR relevant field.
Term 6: International Relations III
In the final semester, we focus on analysis of contemporary challenges in Global Politics in relation to more advanced studies of methodology and philosophy of science. Specific attention is given to the research process and the design and completion of a research project. The course ends with a Bachelor Thesis (15 credits).