At the Department of Government we conduct research on and engage in teaching within many of the classical problems in political science and political theory, such as the relationship between state and society, politics and administration; organization and individual; professionalization; the division of responsibility between the public and private sectors; democratization; the nature of politics; conditions for governance and leadership.
Our study programmes are suitable for those who have an interest in understanding the construction of society, and who like discussing issues such as societal security, knowledge, climate, child protection, welfare policies, and large political-administrative reforms. Read about international students' experiences from our Master's programme here.
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Study programmes at the Department of Government
In addition to our English Master's programme, we also offer courses taught in English at the Bachelor's level.
If you have any questions, contact the Student Information Centre at the Faculty of Social Sciences.
The department has recently changed its name, and we are currently working on updating our website. You may come across pages that show the department’s old name. Learn more about the recent name change here.