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Master thesis, first year

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2019

About the course

In the course the student is given the opportunity to apply knowledge and proficiency acquired during the other courses in the Master´s Programme of Public Health. The purpose is for the student to practice the ability to perform independent scientific work.
The master´s thesis can be a literature review, an empirical study or a study protocol. The latter may be preferable for a student aiming for the two-year degree. The study protocol then could be a plan for the thesis to be written during the second year.

After completion of the course the student should be able to: independently plan, carry out and present a scientific work in the form of a thesis; critically review a corresponding work.

Thesis work is introduced during the first semester. 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 semester or early second semester. In the main, thesis work is done during the second semester, and theses are presented at seminar sessions in the late part of the spring semester. The student shall also be the opponent of another student's thesis presented during these sessions. Attendance on all thesis seminars during the student's second semester on the programme is compulsory.

Thesis work is introduced during the first semester. 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 semester. In the main, thesis work is being done during the second semester.

Application and eligibility

Master thesis, first year, 15 hp

Det finns inga tidigare terminer för kursen Spring Term 2019 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

25 March 2019

Ends

9 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 B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught 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-30403

Application

Application deadline was 15 October 2018. 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

SEK35,000

Total fee

SEK35,000

Starts

25 March 2019

Ends

9 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 B/6 from Swedish Upper secondary education. Basic entrance requirements for higher studies in Swedish language proficiency is also required if the course is taught 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-F3042

Application

Application deadline was 15 August 2018. 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

SEK35,000

Total fee

SEK35,000

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Course is given by
Epidemiology and Global Health
Contact person for the course is:
Angelica Johansson