International Relations I


This course is an introduction to dominant theoretical approaches and current research debates within the discipline of International Relations. The aim of the course is to acquire basic knowledge of and ability how to use concepts and theories within IR to analyze and interpret power relations, international norms and other prominent phenomena within world politics.

Admission requirements

General entry requirements + English B.

For Swedish Upper Secondary Grades merit rating will be calculated according to Områdesbehörighet 6/A6


final grades 66% national university aptitude test 34%


The syllabus for the coming semester is under review and is not yet ratified. You can find the ratified version here by the first day of applications.

Course Code:
81731 revision 1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
International Relations
Date of ratification:
25 August 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
28 August 2017
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
25 August 2017


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Ingrid Alexandersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-6657331
Gunnhildur Lily Magnusdottir, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-6657095


15 January 2018 - 03 June 2018 Day-time 100% Malmö