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Qualitative Research Methods for the Social Sciences

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2018

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

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Education 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Cultural Geography 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS) or equivalent eligibility.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimun total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

Selection

Academic credits

Application code

UMU-F2221

Application

Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,250

Total fee

SEK11,250

Starts

Lectures begin on week starting 5 November 2018

Ends

Lectures end during the week of 14 January 2019

Study location

Umeå

Language

English

Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: Courses of the amount of 90 ECTS credits in Social Sciences (Social Work 90 ECTS, Sociology 90 ECTS, Social Policy 90 ECTS, Social Administration 90 ECTS, Social Care 90 ECTS, Education 90 ECTS, Political Science 90 ECTS, Peace and Conflict Studies 90 ECTS, Cultural Geography 90 ECTS, Economics 90 ECTS) or equivalent eligibility.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish upper secondary course English A (IELTS (Academic) with a minimum overall score of 5.5 and no individual score below 5.0. TOEFL PBT (Paper-based Test) with a minimun total score of 530 and a minimum TWE score of 4. TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) with a minimum total score of 72 and a minimum score of 17 on the Writing Section).

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-22200

Application

The online application opens 15 March 2018 at 13:00 CET. 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

SEK900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK11,250

Total fee

SEK11,250

Contact us

Contactperson for the course is: Erika Antill

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Course is given by
Department of Sociology