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Potential international students

Read more about facts, advise and guidance that may help you to become more familiar with the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen and provide you with guidelines when applying for a stay.

Visiting international students

Each semester the Department of Political Science welcomes a broad range of international students from all over the world. The Department is known for its high quality research within the major subject fields of comparative politics, international politics and public administration with some additional sub fields.

Master of Science (MSc) in Political Science

As a student in Political Science you learn how to analyse social developments and political decision-making, in Denmark and at international level, in an independent, critical and highly academic manner. There are very few binding rules associated with the master’s programme so you have plenty of opportunity to tailor it to your personal preferences.

Core subjects at the MSc in Political Science

At the MSc in Political Science you have to take a core subject as part of your master degree. Read more about the different core subjects offered by the department.

Master of Science (MSc) in Security Risk Management

How should we define risks, manage security and contribute to the creation of a resilient society? In this programme you will learn how to navigate the complex and global environment that today's companies and public organisations operate in. Global threats, such as terrorism, financial crisis and environmental problems, have transformed the traditional way of assessing security risks.

The PhD Programme

The Department of Political Science at Copenhagen University offers a stimulating research environment for those wishing to pursue doctoral studies within the subjects of Comparative Politics, Public Administration and International Relations.