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

Summary

Admission requirements

Bachelot's Degree in Social Science or Humanities and English 6 + 60 credits from the following courses: International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion (IM634L), Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community (IM635L), Theory of Science and Research Methodology /IM626L, and Migration and Citizenship (IM633L)

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2022, spring 2021, spring 2020

Course Code:
IM639L revision 1
Swedish name:
IMER: Masteruppsats
Level of specialisation
A2E
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

Bachelot's Degree in Social Science or Humanities and English 6 + 60 credits from the following courses: International Migration, Inclusion, and Exclusion (IM634L), Identity and Ethnicity in a Global Community (IM635L), Theory of Science and Research Methodology /IM626L, and Migration and Citizenship (IM633L)

Specialisation and progression relative to the degree regulations

The course is included as a part of the two-years 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, 30 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 two-years master’s thesis in International Migration and Ethnic Relations s/he should be able to:

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

Learning activities

Supervision, seminar and the writing of a thesis. For further assistance, the student has access to the university’s computer rooms and library.
The student who has not finished the project work during the course or has not received a passing grade on the project work at the end of the course cannot be guaranteed continued supervision.

Assessments

Examination is in the form of a written thesis and a seminar wherein the student defends his/her thesis. The written thesis counts for 28 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

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course.

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

GPSstudent - Malmö universitet,
Christian Fernandez, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657351

Application

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

17 January 2022 - 05 June 2022 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

20 January 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 38000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 38000 SEK