Thesis for Bachelor Degree in Political Science

15 Credits
First Cycle Level 2
School of Education, Health and Social Studies
Subject field
Political Science (SKA)
Group of Subjects
Political Science
Disciplinary Domain
Social Science, 100%
This course can be included in the following main field(s) of study
Political Science1
Progression indicator within (each) main field of study
Approved, 17 September 2015.
This syllabus is valid from 18 January 2016.

Learning Outcomes

After completion of the course the student should be able to:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a specific and focused part of political science, including knowledge about its theoretical bases, applied methods, and relevant research questions,
  • demonstrate ability to search, collect, evaluate and critically interpret relevant information about a specific political science issue,
  • demonstrate ability to identify, formulate and examine a political science issue within assigned time limits,
  • demonstrate ability, in both written text and oral dialogue to present a problem statement, the method, and results from a small scale research project,
  • demonstrate ability to relate the small scale research project to relevant scholarly, societal and ethical aspects.

Course Content

During the course a bachelor thesis in political science is to be planned, conducted and defended. The thesis will be planned and conducted with support from a supervisor. As part of the course the student will also conduct a critical review of another student‘s thesis.


Oral and written presentation of thesis and critical review of another student‘s thesis.

Forms of Study

Supervision of thesis and mandatory seminars.


The Swedish grades U - VG

Number of credits:

  • Thesis, 15 credits.


  • A minimum of 135 credits at First Cycle Level including 60 credits in Political Science, or equivalent knowledge

Other Information

The course is part of the Social Science Program. The course is part of Political Science III. The course corresponds to the course SK2007.