Skip to main content

Master Thesis

Master’s level
30 credits (ECTS)
Study pace
Study form
Application open
Application code
Full education cost: 43 500 SEK
First payment: 43 500 SEK

No fees are charged for EU and EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students.

More information about tuition fees

Application opens 15 September 2021


This course is dedicated to the completion of a master’s thesis’ research-project. The student will learn how to plan, carry out and present research. Professors with an international reputation in their field or expertise and with solid experience of guiding research-projects are available as advisors.

The course is offered as a compulsory course within the Master's programme in Political Science and as a single subject course.


During this course you will learn to write and defend an independent, in-depth scientific thesis. You will learn how to plan, carry out and present scientific research which incorporates all stages of the scientific process: from problem formulation to theory, scientific questions of relevance, method, presentation and conclusions. You will defend your conclusions, using scientific arguments, at a mandatory oral seminar. You will also critically, constructively and pedagogically examine others theses in the same scientific manner. 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. Teaching consists principally of tutorials led by experienced researchers.

Prerequisites and selection


Entry requirements for the course are the completion of the courses SK2121 Political Science  Analysis (15 credits), an in-depth in the second cycle (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) as well as a Bachelor?s degree. 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, or equivalent.


Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 165 credits.