Bachelors Programme in Political Science
General eligibility plus Mathematics 2a or 2b or 2c, Civics 1b or 1a1 + 1a2). Upper secondary English course 6.
Students specialising in Economics (including Statistics) have to fulfil the entry requirements (Mathematics 3b or 3c or Mathematics C) before the start of Semester 3.
Optional programme courses may have different entry requirements.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Political Science I (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Economics for Political Science Majors (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Civil Law I (Obligatory)||15|
|Civil Law II (Elective)||15|
|Semester 4||ECTS credits|
|Economics - continuation course (Elective)||30|
|Political Science II (Elective)||30|
|Semester 5||ECTS credits|
|Optional course (Obligatory)||30|
|Semester 6||ECTS credits|
|Labour economics (Elective)||7.5|
|Economic Growth (Elective)||7.5|
|Economics - Bachelor's Thesis (Elective)||15|
|Portfolio Analysis (Elective)||7.5|
|Political Science III (Elective)||30|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
DegreeDepending on your specialisation, the programme concludes with a Degree of Bachelor of Political Sciences in Political Scinece or Economics.
Further StudiesDepending on your specialisation, you can upon completion of the programme go on to further studies at Master's level, such as a Master's programme (60 or 120 credits) in Political Science or Economics
Karlstad University currently offers the following programmes that might be of interest:
Master programme in Political Science
Master Programme in Economics