Since English is the language of instruction in all subjects, all applicants are required to provide evidence of their English language proficiency. Detailed information is available on our website. If you hold a degree from another university, you can have your qualifications assessed by Aarhus University, Admission in order to find out if you meet the admission requirements. The assessment will prioritize the sufficient content of specific subjects and ECTS-points. An overview over the required subjects and ECTS-points can be found on the programme homepage.
Months of entry
A broad, research-oriented degree programme
Does diversity jeopardise the welfare state? How is political radicalisation prevented? Why are Scandinavians more trustful than others? At the Department of Political Science our objective is to choose the right research strategies, methods and theoretical concepts that will enable us to answer such questions. This may involve conducting surveys, statistical modelling or interviews, spending hours at the library or going on field trips to the Middle East.
The MSc in Political Science is the flagship degree of our top European political science department, whose high ratings and research attract academics from around the globe to its vibrant community of scholars. This is a high-quality, two-year programme for those who seek a comprehensive political science education focusing on research design and methodology. The programme gives students the possibility of specialising in the subfields of comparative politics, political theory, political sociology, international relations, public policy or public administration.
Quality teaching in an informal learning environment
The MSc in Political Science is dedicated to the highest-quality teaching in an informal and egalitarian learning environment. Students are always welcome to approach the teaching staff, whose doors are open to anybody wishing to propose a supervised reading course, for example. Students are expected to engage actively in classroom debates. They also collaborate in small-scale comparative projects that make the most of the international study environment.
Variety and opportunities
The MSc in Political Science is flexible, giving students the opportunity to design their own course programme. Talented students may even be offered a chance to work as research assistants on on-going projects. Some students will spend a semester abroad at one of our partner institutions or do an internship in a company or organisation.
Application requirements, deadlines, and procedures can be found on www.kandidat.au.dk/en/admission.
To contact current international students at Aarhus BSS, have a look at the Student-to-Student programme.
Information for international students
"Student to Student" is your opportunity to ask all your questions about Aarhus BSS and Denmark to a student from your home country already living in Denmark and experiencing Aarhus BSS. Find out more on the website of Aarhus BSS.
Qualification and course duration
MSc by research
Course contact details
- BSS Studies