WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING MEETS POLITICAL STUDIES
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 is the practice of moving from academic and theoretical learning to real-world applications within the duration of your programme.
No other international, interdisciplinary programme offers a master's degree in WIL with a specialisation in political studies. On graduation, you’ll be prepared for professional work across cultural and national borders to develop, implement and lead projects handling politically and economically oriented issues.
YEAR-LONG WORK PLACEMENT
Throughout the second year of your programme, you will work on real-life challenges facing nonprofits, institutions or other organisations through a research placement in Sweden or South Africa. The networks and experiences you gain will be key in your future working life.
This research project will be the foundation of your master's thesis, and you’ll conduct it under the continuous supervision of and seminars given by the programme staff.
INTERNATIONAL YET INTIMATE
In this fully English-taught programme, students and staff come from a wealth of different cultures and regions around the world, creating a rich learning environment and student life.
Delivered in close collaboration with the University of the Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa, your programme gives you the opportunity to work on research projects at organisations and institutions in Sweden and South Africa. You may also choose to search for research project placements internationally.
Additionally, 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. This, together with our close connections to organisations, institutions and companies in surrounding society, puts a wealth of experts at your fingertips.