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Master's thesis for European Studies

Course
Master’s level
30 credits (ECTS)

Summary

The final semester is dedicated to writing a Master's thesis. You will formulate, plan and complete a Master's thesis during 20 weeks. Writing the Master's thesis will develop your ability to plan and manage large projects, and collect and analyze social science data to answer an original research question of relevance to European studies. You will present and defend the thesis at a final seminar, as well as act as a discussant on another student’s thesis.

About

During this
course, each student will formulate, plan and complete a Master's thesis in a
given span of time. Writing the Master's thesis will develop your ability to
plan and manage large projects, and collect and analyze social science data to
answer an original research question of relevance to European studies. You will be will be assigned a supervisor for the thesis work.

You will present and defend the thesis at a final seminar, as well as act as a
discussant on another student’s thesis.

In order to facilitate the aims and
learning outcomes of the course, the course is organized around a series of
working seminars, where students are expected to contribute both with their
ideas and work with their own thesis, as well as with their comments on other
students work. The preparation and planning of the Master's thesis start during
the fall semester.

Prerequisites and selection

Requirements

The requirement for admission to the course is a passed grade on at least two of the core courses in the Master's Programme in European Studies, a total of 20 credits, and a passed grade on one semi-elective course, 15 credits, and a passed grade on one method course at the advanced level, 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.

After graduation

After completed this course, you will have gotten the
ability to creatively
and independently select an appropriate methodological approach to answer a specified
social science question relevant for European Studies. You are also skilled to systematically
and critically gather, compile empirical data and/or identify and evaluate existing
empirical data and able to communicate the results, orally and in writing, to
different audiences.