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Programmes and courses

The School of Public Administration offers a wide variety of courses in the field of Public Administration, albeit with a certain specialization in policy analysis, public management and organization studies. We offer courses and programmes to a large body of students at bachelor, master as well as doctorate level.

The academic year consists of two semesters running from the end of August to middle of January and from the middle of January to the beginning of June. The duration and the extent of the courses and programmes are expressed in a system of credit points, where one credit point corresponds to one week of full-time study.

Please note that The School of Public Administration's regular courses and programmes are taught in Swedish only. However we do teach Erasmus-students. For courses and programmes in English please see: www.utbildning.gu.se/education/.

More information

The overall aim of courses and programmes offered at the School of Public Administration is to give the students a breadth of knowledge about economics, politics and administration. A student who has obtained a degree from the School of Public Administration has every reason to be called an expert in the functioning of the public sector.

The labour market that awaits the students is naturally to be found within the public administration - in Sweden and abroad – as well as within organisations and companies. Today no major company can operate without personnel with intimate knowledge of how the public sector functions. The School of Public Administration places a high value on close contacts with both the public administration and the business world.

Bachelor programme in Public Administration

The bachelor programme in Public Administration leads to a Bachelor degree in Political Sciences and comprises 180 higher education credits, which is equivalent to three years of full-time studies. Students are admitted twice a year. Read more here.

Master programme in Public Administration

The master programme in Public Administration leads to a Master degree  in Political Sciences and comprises 120 higher education credits, which is equivalent to two years of full-time studies. Students are admitted twice a year. Read more here.

Commissioned education

Commissioned courses are offered for officials and politicians within municipalities, regions, central government authorities and publicly-owned companies. The School of Public Administration works in close dialogue with its clients, meets wishes and needs through tailored initiatives, and develops and uses practice-centred research.

Doctorate studies in Public Administration

The PhD programme at the Public Administration primarily leads to a licentiate's degree (120 hp), or a doctoral degree (240 hp) in Public Administration. Read more here.

Separate courses in Public Administration

If you don’t want to study an entire programme, or are unsure whether one of the School of Public Administration’s programmes are right for you, you can take one or more separate courses from the bachelor and master programmes.

 

 



 

 

Contact information

Malgorzata Eriksson
Director of Studies
Phone: +46 (0) 31 786 16 55
malgorzata.erikson@spa.gu.se

 

Page Manager: Anna Andersson|Last update: 12/6/2013
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