Doctoral position in Global Politics | Malmö universitet

About Malmö University
Malmö University is an innovative, urban, and international university located in the centre of Malmö. We have about 1,900 employees and 25,000 students. Our research and our education programmes are shaped by the role of the university in an open society: to contribute to a sustainable and equal society through a scientific approach in collaboration with other societal actors. One of our priorities is to identify and take on the challenges of the future. Our researchers and students want to be at the center of events and, together with others, create, share and disseminate knowledge in order to understand, explain, and develop societies, both locally and globally.

The Faculty of Culture and Society
The Faculty of Culture and Society is a multidisciplinary faculty that includes the School of Arts and Communication, the Department of Global Political Studies and the Department of Urban Studies. The Faculty conducts postgraduate studies in the following subjects: Global Politics, Interaction Design, International Migration and Ethnic Relations, Media and Communication Studies, and Urban Studies. The Faculty is hosting two of the university’s five research centres as well as three research platforms. Read more about research at Culture and Society here.

Department of Global Political Studies (GPS)
The Department of Global Political Studies is a multidisciplinary research and educational environment consisting of eight subjects: European Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Gender Studies, International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), International Relations, Caucasus Studies, Human Rights, and Political Science. The Department’s educational programmes and research focus on global processes of change and their impact on societies and individuals. Our research environment also includes MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare) and the research platforms RUCARR (Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research), CFM (Collaborative Future-Making) and REDEM (Rethinking Democracy).

Doctoral programme in Global Politics
The study of Global Politics is multidisciplinary and includes approaches from the humanities as well as the social sciences. The scientific core of Global Politics is the study of transnational and international politics, both in terms of continuity and change, cooperation and conflict, power and protest, politics in and beyond the nation state, and the proliferation of actors in world politics. A key element in the research is to attempt to extend and deepen the understanding and study of the exercise of power at the global level. Global Politics includes analyses of political, social, economic and cultural relations and networks across national boundaries.

The goal of the programme is to develop the knowledge and skills required for the doctoral student to conduct research independently and contribute to the development of knowledge within the chosen subject area. The doctoral programme comprises 240 higher education credits (equivalent to four years of full-time studies), of which 60 credits are from courses. It is completed when the doctoral student publicly defends his/her printed doctoral dissertation (180 credits).

Employment as a doctoral student
Those employed as doctoral students will mainly carry out their own postgraduate studies (their work being located at Malmö University). Departmental duties of up to 20% may be included. The regulations regarding employment as a doctoral student are found in the Higher Education Ordinance Ch. 5 Sections 1-7).

Eligibility requirements
The general requirements for third-cycle (doctoral) education are: 

  1. Received a second-cycle (masters) higher education degree;
  2. Completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are second-cycle; or
  3. In some other way, nationally or internationally, acquired equivalent knowledge.

Specific requirements

  • Knowledge and skills corresponding to a social science or humanities second-cycle degree in a subject that is relevant to the field of Global Politics. For examples of relevant subjects, refer to the above description of the department.
  • Ability to express oneself well in written and spoken English is essential. 

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Deadline for application:  7 September 2020