The programme equips students with deeper understanding of the origins of international cooperation, its current form and functions from a broad social science perspective including the economic historical developments in the world and in Sweden. A gender perspective runs through the program’s core courses.

The programme consists of 180 hp of which 120 hp include mandatory courses in international relations and economic history.

Semester 1 – International Relations I

Semester 2 – Economic History I

Semester 3 -  Economic History II or International Relations II

Semesters 4 and 5 – Elective courses in broadening areas. For example political science, human geography, statistics, gender studies, economics, sociology, history. Students can also choose other deepening courses in economic history / international relations at the department. There are also opportunities for study abroad.

Semester 6 – track specialization in either International Relations III or Economic History III.

The programme ends with an independent dissertation on a selected topic in the chosen track/specialization.

Eligibility: English B and Civics A.

Job prospects

The education will equip students with skills and competence to work with advanced tasks like analysts, investigators/researchers, public and private sector administrators, international organizations, or continue with graduate education.