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.
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.
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).
From 2 November, most of the previous COVID measures are lifted – welcome back to campus! However, things will not go back to normal straight away. For instance, some parts of your education may still take place online.
Since the return to campus is planned by those responsible for your education, you will receive more detailed information regarding your studies from your department.
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.
International students are recommended to arrive at least a few days before the start of the regular term, preferably prior to the Orientation. If you fail to arrive on time, you have to contact the study counselor as soon as possible, but not later than one week ahead of the course start, or you may not be able to register for the programme.
If you will have housing through the International Housing Office you will receive information about your arrival in your offer of housing.
Don't forget - Umeå has cold winters, so pack accordingly with a warm jacket, warm shoes, gloves and hat.
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 term (Autumn) or the same day as the term starts (Spring).
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start in order to, for instance:
access the internet in computer labs and the university's wireless network
register for courses
submit assignments and verify your study results
access your student e-mail
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 term start.
The website for current students has all sorts of information about services, support, legal and practical matters at Umeå University. You can sign in to the learning platforms, see your schedule and course overview, register for a course, get a study certificate, apply for a degree or sign up for an examination.