Course ASK22M

Master`s Degree Thesis in Political Science

15 Credits
Second Cycle

Starts week 13, 2022

After completing this course, students shall be able to:

  • demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding in a specific sub field of Political Science, including insights into its current state of the art, applications and suitable methods
  • demonstrate the ability to independently identify and formulate a research problem in Political Science integrate and evaluate complex phenomena and questions related to the research problem; and moreover plan and with suitable methods, complete a small-scale but qualified research assignment
  • defend their own thesis and critically review the thesis of another student in terms of scientific skill, substance and structure and, in the role of reviewer, lead a critical discussion with the respondent
  • demonstrate the ability to identify limitations in their own conclusions and identify a continued need for knowledge within the investigated sub-field
  • demonstrate the ability to make judgements within the sub-field with considerations to relevant scientific, societal and ethical aspects, and demonstrate an awareness of ethical aspects in the research process.
Starts and ends:
wk13, 2022 - wk22, 2022
Study Rate:
Flexible (Falun)
Time of Day:
Teaching form:
P: Course only offered as part of programme.
Entry Qualifications:
  • A minimum of 180 credits on first cycle, including 90 credits in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Human Rights or Peace and Conflict Studies, or equivalent knowledge, including a minimum of 7,5 credits research method with a focus on Social Science and English B/6 from Swedish Upper Secondary School. In addition a minimum of 30 credits on second cycle in Political Science, Sociology, International Relations, Human Rights or Peace and Conflict Studies, or equivalent knowledge
Application Code:
Main field of study:
Online Education
Compulsory meetings:
0 physical
6 online
Computer Skills:

Surf on the Internet, read and send emails, use a word-processing programme (e.g. Word). Connect a camera and headphones to the computer and install a programme using instructions.

Computer Capacity:

Access to a computer (Not a mini pc, tablet or similar) that is not older than three years (or equivalent) and broadband connection, at least 1 Mbit/s (not mobile broadband, because mobile broadband can vary considerably in speed).

Means of Education:

Higher rate of web-based communication where our learning platform (Learn) is a natural element of the course. Web-based meetings with sound and image where simple presentations can be held. Lectures can be broadcast live or can alternatively be made available afterwards online.

Tuition Fee
First Tuition Fee Installment:
21,750 SEK
Total Tuition Fee:
21,750 SEK
EU/EEA Citizens or exchange students are not required to pay fees.
Information on application and tuition fees:
Application no later: 15 October
Literature List

Literature lists are published at the latest one month ahead of the course start date.

To Literature List
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