Political Science (STATSV)

The division of Political Science conducts research and offers education at the basic and advanced level. Political Science is about politics, power and democracy.


Courses in political science are provided as single subject courses as well as through our programmes: the Bachelor’s programme in Political Science and Economics, the Master’s programme in Political Sciences and the Master’s programme in International and European Relations. We also provide courses on European Integration.

The Swedish Higher Education Authority has recognised that our courses are of a high level of quality.


Political Science is a social science subject that focuses on explaining and scrutinizing the relationships among politics, power and democracy. Strong research areas in our division include ICT-development in the public administration, the citizens' political participation and representation, new governance arrangements, processes considering rising global challenges as well as local and regional politics and administration.


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SeGRID Western Balkans

Here you’ll find the practical information and application process for the Western Balkans course.

Large donation equals five new professors at LiU

A donation of SEK 125 million enables the establishment of five new professorships in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Linköping University. The donation is directed to the subjects of economics, political science, and history.

People that work together.

SeGRID Eastern Europe

Here you’ll find the practical information and application process for the SeGRID Eastern Europe course.

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Visiting Address

Division of Political Science

Hans Meijers väg
A Building, entrance 17-19
Campus Valla
Linköping, Sweden

Postal Address

Linköping University
Department of Management and Engineering
Division of Political Science
SE-581 83 Linköping