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.



Portrait of a man in front of a building

Internship at the centre of world politics

Nugzari Batsikadze is a master’s student at LiU on an internship at the Swedish Embassy in Washington. His duties include sitting in on hearings in the Senate, for example, when the head of Microsoft answers questions about the future of AI.

Children running on a field

Starting grants for research on child participation and public health

Two researchers from Linköping University have been awarded a total of nearly 6 million SEK by the Forte Research Council. The projects focus on investigative conversations with children and the governance of local public health work.

A man and a lady gets a box wit food.

A national plan is needed for the integration of voluntary organisations in times of crisis

“We stepped out of COVID, and into the energy crisis and interest rate increases. People’s need for support from voluntary organisations has never been greater. This support needs to be coordinated and integrated into society in an intelligent way. ”

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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