European Integration, 15 credits

Academic year 2023/2024

  • Spring 2024, 100%, Campus

    Start date: 21 March 2024

    End date: 2 June 2024

    Application deadline: 16 October 2023

    Application code: UU-74008 Application

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Uppsala

    Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 285 credits)

    Registration: 27 December 2023 – 8 January 2024

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. Proficiency in Swedish equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies and proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6. 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 course deepens 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 EU's 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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