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Linnaeus University Bachelor of Science in Peace and Development Studies
Linnaeus University

Bachelor of Science in Peace and Development Studies

Växjö, Sweden

3 Years


Full time

Request application deadline

03 Sep 2024

SEK 330,000 *


* total tuition fee

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The program studies conflict and peace, peacebuilding, sustainable development, socio-economic relationships, human rights, and security.

Peace and Development Studies is your main subject within the program. If you wish to graduate with a double bachelor's degree, you can choose an additional major from either Sociology, Gender studies, Economics, or Political Science. This combination gives you an added advantage when you enter the labor market and also broadens your possibilities for acceptance into a Master’s program. However, you can also combine Peace and Development Studies with an array of courses from all other areas, as long as they are relevant to our subject area.

All classes within Peace and Development Studies are taught in English, this familiarizes you with an international working environment. However, in order to complete their degree, students will choose from a variety of other areas which might feature classes taught in Swedish. The program includes one semester where you can choose to do an internship or study abroad.

During your studies, you are invited to participate in different activities related to your future working life, such as visits to different organizations and seminars with visiting practitioners.

This is Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is a modern, international university in the southeast of Sweden. We are located in two nature-loving cities, one by the Baltic sea and one surrounded by lakes in the greenest city in Europe. More facts about Linnaeus University:

  • Founded in 2010 through a merger between Kalmar University and Växjö University;
  • Located in Kalmar and Växjö;
  • 44,000 enrolled students;
  • 2,200 enrolled international students;
  • 6th largest university in Sweden in terms of the number of students;
  • 780 partner universities in more than 80 countries;
  • 100-degree programs on the first-cycle level, 8 of them taught in English;
  • 80-degree programs on the second-cycle level, 35 of them taught in English.


Roughly 15 minutes by bike from the city center, you will find Linnaeus University’s campus. It is like a small society with a university, student accommodation, and student life. Here you become part of a creative knowledge environment.

What will you come across on an excursion in Växjö – the city of contrasts? You will find good restaurants, a celebrated hockey team, and cozy cafés where you can enjoy a latte with lingonberry flavor. In Växjö, beautiful nature is always just around the corner; the city is surrounded by lakes and forests. Students like the combination of the city center and the active student life on campus. Your dream of the future starts here!

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