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Master's Thesis in Political Science

  • Number of credits 15 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

About the course

The aim of the course is to develop the student's ability to independently carry out a scientific thesis. The student will in connection to this acquire increased knowledge in one or more research areas in political science.

Application and eligibility

Master's Thesis in Political Science, 15 hp


Lectures begin on week starting 3 September 2018


Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location



English (upon request)

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Political Science 90 credits including a thesis, or Economics 90 credits including a thesis, or equivalent. In addition to this, 60 credits at master's level are required, of which at least 30 credits in Political Science or equivalent (including a thesis of at least 15 credits at master's level). Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A. Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.


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



Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Application deadline is 16 April 2018.

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


Tuition fee, first instalment


Total fee


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Course is given by
Department of Political Science
Contactperson for the course is:
Anna Palmgren Vahlroos