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Master Thesis

Master's level | 30 credits | Course code: SK2532
Spring 2020
100% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
Comments: Please note that the entrance requirements has changed according to what was initially stated.
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About the 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, where 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. As from spring semester 2014 the language of instruction is English.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: 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: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 42 007 SEK
First payment: 42 007 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Student counsellor, +46 31 786 1189,


Department of Political Science
Box 711
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Sprängkullsgatan 19

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