Admission requirements

Bachelor of Science including at least 180 credits or equivalent foreign degree in political science, or equivalent, and at least 30 credits in the Global Politics programme or equivalent.


Syllabus for students autumn 2020, autumn 2019, autumn 2018

Course Code:
GP614L revision 1
Swedish name:
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Date of ratification:
03 April 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
03 September 2018

Entry requirements

Bachelor of Science including at least 180 credits or equivalent foreign degree in political science, or equivalent, and at least 30 credits in the Global Politics programme or equivalent.

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is not part of a main field of study.


The purpose of the internship is both to give students the opportunity to apply knowledge of their studies, and partly to give the experience of the practical work on the subject at various levels of society, such as information dissemination, training, planning and reporting. The internship must have a clear connection to global politics by participating in the civil society, government or private business.


The internship covers a semester (minimum 18 and maximum 20 weeks) and shall be performed during the semester. Students shall seek a suitable internship, for example in international or national government and local authorities, businesses, voluntary organizations, religious organizations, cultural institutions, etc. It is important that tasks are of a relevant and advanced character, and the internship plan established between representatives of the internship and the student must be approved by the internship coordinator.

The internship will be unpaid and must not be located in countries that the State Department advises against entry to.

Learning outcomes

After the student has completed the course internship, the student should be able to:
1) Actively participate in qualified areas of relevance to the field of global politics.
2) to critically and systematically integrate practical experience and theoretical and methodological knowledge in the field of global politics.
3) Critically reflect on practical experience in relation to its own need for further knowledge in the field.
4) Discuss the area's urgency and relevance with regard to social and ethical aspects of a future profession.
5) written and oral presentation with an an analysis of practitioner experience related to the field of global politics.

Learning activities

Practical work with issues related to the programme's themes.


The course is assessed through the submission of a supervisor's certificate and an internship report which analyzes the practice and its relation to global politics.

Grading system

Fail (U) or Pass (G).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Selected in consultation with the supervisor.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.

Other Information

The student should be later than 30 May (Spring semester) have an internship and a preliminary placement plan. No later than the start of the course, students must meet the other eligibility requirements. Preliminary placement plan and any additional information shall be sent to the internship coordinator and internship supervisor at the institution.

The Language of instruction is English


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

Further information

Mikael Spång, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657359
Åsa Ulemark, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657212


31 August 2020 - 17 January 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 39000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 39000 SEK