Swedish Politics for International Students

7.5 credits

The course starts with an overview of the political development in Sweden during the past 200 years, followed by a description of the most important institutions in Sweden; the Swedish Parliament and Government, governmental authorities and the county administrative boards. Regional as well as local political institutions are also significant and given major emphasis in the course. The governance of public activities and how the responsibilities are allocated between the officials working within the administration and elected officials are problematized. The impact of the EU on Sweden and how Sweden acts in the role as a member state is also an important theme discussed in the course.

Växjö – the student city with a living campus

Just south of Växjö’s city centre you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. In Växjö, many students choose to live on campus.

Here you will have five minutes’ walking distance to friends, restaurants, lecture rooms, gym, grocery store, the University Library, nature trails, and student pubs. If you live in another part of Växjö, you can quickly get to the university by bus or bicycle.

With its 90 000 inhabitants, Växjö is one of the fastest growing cities in Sweden. Here you will find the famous Småland entrepreneurship spirit and a lot of companies, for instance within the IT industry – perfect for when you are looking for an internship position or a job. Växjö is also a picturesque city where you are always close to forests and water.

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Build your own degree

Did you know that you can combine single-subject courses to build your own degree? In this way, you can design your own degree based on your interests and the career you are aiming for. This does not apply to all courses so make sure to check with a study counsellor at the faculty. Learn more about how you can build your own degree and become unique on the labour market.