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Master Thesis for International Administration and Global Governance

Master’s level
30 credits (ECTS)


In this course you will plan and write a Master’s thesis within a set time frame.


The writing of the Master's thesis will develop your ability to plan and execute large projects. You will collect and analyse data to answer a research question within the field of social science. During the writing, you will be supported by an experienced supervisor. The course ends with you presenting and defending your own thesis, and you will also be the discussant on another student's thesis. You should display a critical and scientific approach, in all these elements, as well as use clear, precise and expressive language when making your arguments.

The course is the final one in the Master's Programme in International Administration and Global Governance (IAGG). It is a compulsory course and only available for students within the program.

Prerequisites and selection


The requirement for admission is completion of the courses AG2110 Theoretical and historical perspective on global governance (15 credits) and AG2120 International Administration and Policy (15 credits) and a semi-elective in-depth course (15 credits) and either the course SF2321 Applied Statistical Analysis (15 credits) or SF2322 Applied Quantitative Research Methods (15 credits) or SF2323 Applied Qualitative Research Methods, problems and design (15 credits) or SF2324 Introduction to Applied Research Design and Quantitative Research Methods for Social Scientists (15 credits), or equivalent. 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.