Welcome to Political Science at Karlstad University! We form part of the Department of Political, Historical, Religious and Cultural Studies. The subject Political Science comprises around twenty researchers and lecturers.
Political Science highlights political organisation and political processes at local, regional and global levels as well as specialised knowledge of political scientific concepts and theoretical traditions. Our courses focus on concepts and issues that are current in international politics, public politics and administration, political theory, policy analysis as well as on the relation between gender and politics. The possibilities and limitations of Political Science are also emphasised, as well as its role in politics and society. Courses in Political Science aim to develop the ability to understand and analyse politics and political organisation. Master-level courses aim to give students specialised knowledge of the intellectual traditions, theories, concepts, methods and methodologies of the subject in order to understand, shed light on and analyse power and politics.
For more information on our bachelor and master courses, please follow the menu links at the top of the page. For more information about doctoral studies, follow the research link in the menu to the right. Find out more about our research and researchers by following the links in the menu to the right or the menu links at the top of the page.
Apart from research and education, we value collaboration with the community. For this reason, political scientists often appear in the media as commentators and experts. Information about the different forms of collaboration that we engage in can be found via the menu to the right.