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Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Spring Term 2021

Admitted to the course

Here you will find everything you need to know before the course starts.

About the course

The course is divided in three modules. During the first part of the course the historical background and recent developments of qualitative research methods are introduced. Basic ontological and epistemological assumptions are discussed. Attention is also directed to subjects such as research ethics, analytical procedures, presentation of results, and transferability. During the second part of the course different qualitative traditions are presented, in order to gain a more in-depth understanding of qualitative research practice. This part consists of both theoretical discussion and practical exercises. The third part of the course is dedicated to the individual examination paper. In this paper students are expected to reflect on the ontological and epistemological assumptions and/or the practice of qualitative research methods in relation to one or several of the traditions presented during the course.

The course is taught in English.

Application and eligibility

Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences, 7.5 hp

Visa tillfällen för föregående termin Spring Term 2021 Det finns inga senare terminer för kursen

Starts

18 February 2021

Ends

23 March 2021

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Business Administration 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS, Economic History 90 ECTS, Pedagogy 90 ECTS, Gender Studies 90 ECTS, Human Geography 90 ECTS, Informatics 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Psychology 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS), or equivalent eligibility.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2243

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 17 August 2020.

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

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Starts

18 February 2021

Ends

23 March 2021

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 100%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Business Administration 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS, Economic History 90 ECTS, Pedagogy 90 ECTS, Gender Studies 90 ECTS, Human Geography 90 ECTS, Informatics 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Psychology 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS), or equivalent eligibility.
Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A/5.

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-22303

Application

The online application opens 15 September 2020 at 13:00 CET. Application deadline is 15 October 2020.

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

SEK11,625

Total fee

SEK11,625

Contact us

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology
Contact person for the course is:
Department of Sociology