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Master thesis, 30 credits

  • Number of credits 30 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2018

About the course

The purpose is for the student to produce an independent scientific work. During the course, students will demonstrate their ability to independently plan, carry out and present (orally and written) their research on a public health related topic. This involves formulating a research problem and objectives, selecting appropriate methods, collecting and analyzing data, and presenting and discussing results in relation to scientific articles and other relevant literature. This course provides the opportunity to apply knowledge and proficiencies acquired during the other courses in the master programme of public health. The course includes a final seminar where the thesis is presented and discussed.
The master thesis can take one of three forms: a systematic literature review, a study protocol or an empirical study.

Thesis work is introduced during the first year of the master programme of public health. The different phases of a scientific work process are being discussed and the requirements on such work are specified. The student is given the opportunity to discuss the choice of topic for the thesis with teachers and fellow students. A supervisor for the student is also appointed during the first year.

In the main, thesis work is being done during the second year of the programme. The thesis is being presented at a seminar during the second part of the spring semester of the second programme year. The student shall also be the opponent on another student’s thesis presented in the same way.

 

Application and eligibility

Master thesis, 30 credits, 30 hp

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

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits in the main field of Public Health, advanced level.

English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS Academic with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL Paper based with minimum score  530 and TWE 4. TOEFL Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is tauhgt in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-F3047

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2017. The application period is closed.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK70,000

Total fee

SEK70,000

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 19 March 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 3 June 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

To be admitted to the course the applicant must have completed at least 30 credits in the main field of Public Health, advanced level.

English proficiency equivalent to English A from Swedish Upper secondary education. IELTS Academic with minimum score 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL Paper based with minimum score  530 and TWE 4. TOEFL Internet based with minimum score 72 and minimum Written 17. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is tauhgt in Swedish.

Selection

Academic credits Applicants in some programs at Umeå University have guaranteed admission to this course. The number of places for a single course may therefore be limited.

Application code

UMU-30411

Application

Application deadline was 16 October 2017. Please note: This application round is intended only for applicants within the EU/EEA and Switzerland. Online application service is in Swedish. Notification of admission will be sent in mid-November. Contact the department for more information.

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.

Application fee

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK70,000

Total fee

SEK70,000

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Angelica Johansson

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Epidemiology and Global Health