Political Theory

The core subject in Political Theory is designed for students with a special interest in the theoretical, normative, and philosophical aspects of politics. The core subject is part of the MSc program offered by the Department of Political Science, and it encourages and trains students to theorize and analyze normative issues in close dialogue with the political realities of disagreement, conflict, and power.

Students who participate in the core subject will become part of an internationally renowned research group, and they will be invited to workshops and conferences with speakers from across the world. Former students affiliated with the political theory research group are now working in academia, consulting, local and national government, NGO's, and the Danish National Bank.

Structure of the core subject

The core subject in Political Theory consists of two compulsory courses which students have to take during the same autumn semester:

Autumn semester (22,5 ECTS):

A specific course description and learning outcome for each of the courses will be available after the 1stof May at www.kurser.ku.dk.


Training in political theory enhances the ability to think analytically and creatively, as well as the ability to write clearly and logically. These competencies are valued and in high demand on the job market.

Registration for the core subject

You can read more about the registration process at your study information page at KUnet.


If you have any academic questions regarding the core subject, please contact Professor MSO Lars Tønder. If you have any practical questions regarding registration for courses, exams or how to plan your study, please contact the Student Advisory Service.