European Integration, 15 credits

Academic year 2021/2022

  • Spring 2022, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 24 March 2022

    End date: 5 June 2022

    Application deadline: 15 October 2021

    Application code: UU-74008 Application

    Language of instruction: The course will be taught in English, if needed

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

Entry requirements: 90 credits in political science (A+B+C) or the equivalent and 30 credits in social sciences, or 90 credits in social and political studies (A+B+C) and 60 credits in political science. All applicants need to verify Swedish language proficiency equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies and English language proficiency equivalent to the course English 6 in the Swedish secondary school. Students within the Master's Programme in Politics and International Studies, the Master's Programme in Development Studies or the Master's Programme in Political science are required to have obtained at least 15 credits within the programme.


If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 25,000

Tuition fee, total: SEK 25,000

About the course

The aim of the course is to deepen your knowledge of integration in Europe as a political problem. It departs from classic debates on the driving forces of European integration and the democratic deficit of the European Union. The course addresses a number of key controversies in the research on the EU, from the early days of European integration to the current euro crisis. The course covers three main themes: First, theories of European integration and supranational governance: How can European integration be described and explained? How has integration been used to further economic and political cooperation, and how has the EU worked to promote itself as a major player on the global stage?

Second, the problems of democracy and legitimacy in the EU: How democratic and legitimate is the EU as a political system? Is it possible and desirable to democratise the EU? What possible solutions are at hand for meeting the EUs current challenges? Third, how does the EU work as a representative political system? What channels for representation and participation exist at the EU level? Are there any differences between the EU and the member states in this regard?

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