A unique international multidisciplinary programme
The International Programme in Politics and Economics (IPPE)is the only international multidisciplinary programme in Sweden that offers a bachelor’s degree in politics and economics. Furthermore, University West offers an intimate campus environment without the usual barriers between academic staff and students. Here, your professors are easily accessible to answer questions, hold discussions and provide individual feedback.
Students and staff come from Sweden, Europe and across the globe – all continents are represented. This gives your programme a truly international, multicultural study environment that is also highly personal – in addition to a lively, stimulating student life.
Work and study internationally
International perspectives are included at every stage, and the entire programme is taught in English. IPPE cooperates with universities in Europe, Africa, the USA, Australia and Asia. We also have special bilateral agreements with University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, and San José State University in California, USA, for staff and student exchanges.
- Study abroad in Europe or any other continent, or stay in Sweden – your choice.
- Hold an internship abroad or in Sweden.
- Get additional financial support for studies and internships in Europe. Prepare for professional work across cultural as well as national borders to develop, implement and lead projects handling politically and economically oriented issues.
Work Integrated Learning
University West is Sweden’s leading university for Work Integrated Learning (WIL). The university was tasked with the development of WIL by the Swedish government 15+ years ago and continues to lead the field today. WIL allows you to put your knowledge and skills into practice within real-world contexts, including projects, evaluations and analyses conducted in collaboration with civil society.
As an IPPE student, you’ll have important experiences both outside and inside the classroom. Your programme gives you easy access to academic faculty and encourages your growth academically, professionally, socially, emotionally and ethically. In addition to providing relevant knowledge and skills, IPPE prepares you to support cultural diversity as well as consider issues of gender, equality and sustainability in the work that you do. In Sweden, we are known for our success in implementing responsible political and economic processes and policies.
Strong foundation for career or further studies
Graduates from the IPPE are very attractive to employers both in businesses and in nonprofit organisations. This degree opens doors to further studies and research or a career in industry, both in Sweden and abroad.