MA-Thesis in Sociology
No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.
In the course you will carry out a research project and author a thesis. You are able to freely choose your thesis topic in consultation with your assigned thesis supervisor. Individual supervision is provided in the form of regular meetings where your evolving project design and thesis manuscript are continually subject to qualified criticism and discussion. Several collective course meetings are also held to address more general issues relating to the carrying out of a thesis project. On completion of the course you will have learnt how to design and conduct an independent research investigation of a more basic or applied character. You will also have learnt how to not only author, but also orally defend a thesis aiming to contribute to the further advancement of a particular field of sociological investigation.
Prerequisites and selection
Degree of Bachelor of at least 60 credits in sociology and also a pass grade for second-level courses corresponding to at least 45 credits in sociology, of which at least 15 credits for an advance course and 15 credits in method, or corresponding knowledge. Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.
Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 285 credits
Teaching takes place in the premises of the Faculty of Social Sciences in the Haga district in central Gothenburg. Lectures and seminars within "Campus Haga" are held in the buildings Dragonen and Sappören (Sprängkullsgatan) as well as Husaren (Husargatan).