The Programme in International Politics and Economics (IPPE) has a distinct international focus and uses English as the academic language.
IPPE students come from different cultures and regions, with a wealth of experiences and perspectives. This diversity guarantees lively and stimulating discussions as well as a rich and dynamic student experience.
To further enhance the knowledge and skills necessary in an internationalized work environment, IPPE includes one study semester (30 ECTS) abroad at an academic institution outside Sweden and/or an internship designed in the form of a Work Integrated Learning course. Students are also encouraged to conduct field studies abroad for their final research project (15 ECTS).
Many degree programs in Sweden work closely with the industry, offering students the possibility to combine study and practical work. You can take internships, apprenticeships, and even work part-time in fields that are related to your degree studies.
The knowledge system is student-centric and your work with your teachers is usually informal, as opposed to the more formal “student/master” feel that you may get in other situations. Most professors go by their first names, instead of their titles. Swedish universities also value creativity and students are encouraged to be independent thinkers.
The IPPE program provides thorough knowledge of the political and economic system we are all part of. The skills acquired, create the opportunity for students to participate in shaping and taking part in society in a conscious manner.
The IPPE program provides students with, among other things, knowledge of the political process from political decision making to implementation, human rights, gender equality, as well as approaches to business impacts on poverty. In the multi-disciplinary interplay between theory and practice, IPPE emphasizes the complex relationships between politics and economics.
IPPE provides theoretical knowledge and practical skills suitable for political-economic oriented professions in public administration, organizations, and private corporations that in different ways operate in an international environment.