IMER: Master's Thesis (one-year programme)

Summary

Admission requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or Humanities and English 6 + at least 37,5 credits from the following courses: International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion (IM634L), Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community (IM635L), and Theory of Science and Research Methodology (IM626L)

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2021, spring 2020

Course Code:
IM636L revision 1
Swedish name:
IMER: Magisteruppsats
Level of specialisation
A1E
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Language:
English
Date of ratification:
18 September 2019
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
18 September 2019

Entry requirements

Bachelor's Degree in Social Science or Humanities and English 6 + at least 37,5 credits from the following courses: International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion (IM634L), Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community (IM635L), and Theory of Science and Research Methodology (IM626L)

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is included as a part of the one-year Master’s program in International Migration and Ethnic Relations.

Purpose

The course's purpose is to develop students' research skills.

Contents

The course consists of the following module:
Project Work, 15 credits
The project work is a supervised project. Supervision is carried out on an individual basis and includes seminar meetings.

Learning outcomes

After the student has completed the course one-year master’s thesis course in International Migration and Ethnic Relations s/he should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the academic study in International Migration and Ethnic Relations.
  2. Demonstrate good academic writing skills in the English language.
  3. Identify, motivate and formulate an adequate aim and research question/s in the field of International Migration and/or Ethnic Relations.
  4. Systematically integrate previous research relevant to an independently defined research question.
  5. Critically discuss independent theoretical and methodological choices in a research process.
  6. Integrate theory with the method in an analysis of a relevant and defined research issue and situate the study within the main field of International Migration and/or Ethnic Relations.
  7. Assess the research based on scientific and ethical aspects.
  8. Identify and argue the need for further knowledge within the chosen subject.
  9. Independently plan and conduct research in the field of International Migration and/or Ethnic Relations within given time frames.
  10. Orally present and discuss other students’ scientific work as well as defend his or hers own work.

Assessments

Examination is in the form of a written thesis and a seminar wherein the student defends his/her thesis. The thesis counts for 13 credit points, and the opposition seminar counts for 2 credit points.
The student who does not pass the regular course examinations have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits take the same form as the original exams. The student does not, however, need to defend the thesis with the same topic more than one time.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Primary and secondary reading for the master’s thesis (one-year) is selected in cooperation with the supervisor.

Course evaluation

The student is offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. The student is also given a possibility to offer feedback through the course council.

Interim rules

If a course is no longer offered or has undergone major changes, students will be offered a minimum of two re-take sessions based on the syllabus in force at registration during a period of one year from the date of the implementation of the changes.

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Application

29 March 2021 - 06 June 2021 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

30 March 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 19000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 19000 SEK