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Magister Thesis in Informatics

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The course gives the student an opportunity to apply scientific perspectives in connection with independent problem solving within Informatics. The course involves selection and formulation of a problem which the student then solves. The work is to be presented in a written report that has to be defended in a public seminar. During the course methodological issues relevant to scientific studies within Informatics will be discussed.

Application and eligibility

Magister Thesis in Informatics, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2018 Visa tillfällen för efterkommande termin


Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018


Lectures end during the week of 28 May 2018

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Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Prerequisites for the course are at least 90 ECTS in either Informatics, Business Administration, Education, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Computer Science, Cognitive Science, Media- and Communication Studies or equivalent. In addition, a minimum grade of Pass for advanced-level courses in Informatics comprising at least 15 ECTS, or equivalent, is also required.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5 (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimum total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section). 
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.



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Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This second application round is intended only for EU/EEA/Swiss citizens. Submit a late application at

Application and Tuition fees

As a citizen of a country outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland, you are required to pay application and tuition fees for studies at Umeå University.

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Department of Informatics
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