WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome! You have been admitted to the course Master's Thesis in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Department of Political Science. Here you will find important information about what you need to do to start the course. You will also find some more information about the course, the university and life as a student in Umeå. You are also welcome to contact us using the contact form. We wish you a warm welcome and hope that you will enjoy your period of studies here in Umeå!
Registration at the student website
You need to be registered for the course in the study documentation system to be able to follow the course and to get your results recorded. Online registration is open between January 11 and January 18, 2021. If you do not register, you risk losing your place.
To be able to sign in at the student website and register online, you need to have activated your Umu-id account.
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The course will begin with an introduction, where we present important information about the course and the studies, such as the course set-up, the schedule, learning outcomes and general information about studying at the Department of Political Science.
The introduction is held jointly for students in Political Science, Peace and Conflict Studies and Leadership and Organization.
The purpose of the course is to develop the student's ability to conduct an independent scientific thesis work. The student should in connection to this gain further knowledge in one or several research areas within peace and conflict studies.
The instruction is conducted through seminars and individual supervision. Supervision is given during the first semester the student is taking the course.
Questions concerning entry requirements, admission and how the course will fit in a degree is directed to the Study Advisor. Contact through the form below.Close
For this course we use the learning platform Canvas. There you will find all you need, for example the schedule, instructions for seminars, a list of course participants, and notices from the teacher. This is also where you hand in your own work.
To be able to log into Canvas you need an activated user account (CAS account).
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Checklist for admitted students
Follow this simple list of things to complete your enrolment at Umeå University. It includes: how to secure housing, getting a residence permit (for citizens from outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland), tuition payment (if applicable), travel directions and more.Close
The Student web
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Recommended arrival times
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular semester, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but no later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme or course.
If you will have student housing through the Housing Office at Umeå University you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
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Moving to a new country with an unfamiliar language, culture and customs can be a challenge. We would like to help you and ease that challenge so that you can focus on your studies. Therefore, we would like to offer you the possibility to take part in our Orientation, which begins a few days before the start of the semester (Autumn) or the same day as the semester starts (Spring).Close
Activate your user account
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester in order to, for instance:
If you are a new student, you will automatically receive a user account when you are admitted, but you will need to activate it for it to function properly. You will not be able to activate it until approximately two weeks prior to the start of the semester.
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For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive an email with instructions on how to activate your account.
Help! It's not working
If you are having problems activating your account or logging in, please contact our Servicedesk. You will find answers to common questions, and can submit enquiries.
Get your UmU card
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
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Join a student union
There are three student unions at Umeå University:
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Access to Microsoft Office 365
Students at Umeå University have free access to the programmes of Microsoft Office 365. This means that you have access to Teams, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Whiteboard Forms, your student email and other services which can facilitate your studies and your collaboration with other students. To access Office 365 you need to activate your UmU-id.
Information due to COVID-19
Since 1 April 2022, COVID-19 is no longer classified as a threat to public health and a danger to society in Sweden. From Autumn semester 2022, no COVID-related measures will be in place at Umeå University.
Anyone who is ill or has symptoms that could be COVID-19 must still stay at home from work and studies. Unvaccinated individuals have a personal responsibility to maintain distance to others and avoid places that are crowded.