Swedish Politics and Policy, 7.5 Credits

This is a basic course that gives a general introductory understandning of Swedish politics and policymaking of today but with a focus on important changes over time as well. Three themes of particular importance are:

1/ Basic principles and patterns in the Swedish political system and politics, for example consensus, and the relation between central and local politics. The autonomy of the local level and its role in implementation of welfare policy.

2/ Changes of political steering and new perspectives of the role of the citizen.

3/ Important Swedish policy areas such as welfare, environment and gender equality.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, the level of specialised study for general qualification cannot be classified (GXX)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: General entry requirements for university studies.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching methods
The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1820