WELCOME TO THE COURSE
Welcome! You have been admitted to the course Master's Thesis in Political Science (1 year) 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!
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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 during the course. Online registration is open between January 17, 2019 and January 23, 2019. If you do not register by January, 23 at the latest, you risk losing your place.
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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.
Seminars and other activities will be added to the schedule. See also the course site on Cambro for more information.
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 political science.
The instruction is conducted through seminars and individual supervision. Supervision is given during the first semester the student is taking the course.Close
For this course we use the learning platform Cambro. 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.
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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
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.
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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 before the start of each term.Close
As a new student, you need to activate your user account approximately two weeks prior to the term start 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 term start.
I want to activate my user account (Umu-id)
For exchange students
If you are an exchange student, you will receive information on arrival about how to activate your account.
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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.
When you are on Campus Umeå, Umeå Arts Campus or Campus Örnsköldsvik, you will need a UmU card. The card has the following functions:
About one week after you have activated your user account, you will receive an e-mail about how to apply for the UmU card. It will be send to your student e-mail account (email@example.com), so remember to test logging in to confirm that it works.
How the UmU card functions
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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 Cambro and Moodle 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.Close