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.
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.
Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland.
Online application service in Swedish will open 16 September 2019 at 13:00 CET.
Application deadline is
15 October 2019.
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.