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Scientific Perspectives and Research Design

  • Number of credits 7.5 credits
  • Level Master’s level
  • Starting Autumn Term 2024

About the course

Is all research good research? The answer is unfortunately no, but knowledge about the research process is needed for determining whether a certain study is good. Among the four overbridging steps in the research process, the first two will be taken in this course, namely, (1) taking on a certain scientific perspective (paradigm) and (ii) designing the study.    

Content in brief: theory of science, history of psychology, research ethics, basic scientific concepts, designs for experimental, quasi-experimental, correlational, epidemiological and qualitative studies.  

Application and eligibility

Scientific Perspectives and Research Design, 7.5 credits

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2 September 2024


31 October 2024

Study location




Type of studies

Daytime, 50%

Required Knowledge

Univ: 90 credits (Higher Education Credits/ hp) in any subject.

Proficiency in English equivalent to Swedish Upper Secondary course English A/6.
Where the language of instruction is Swedish, applicants must prove proficiency in Swedish to the level required for basic eligibility for higher studies.

Entry requirements


Academic credits

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Online applications are now open. You will be transferred to Universityadmissions.se. Application deadline is 15 January 2024. How to apply

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

SEK 900

Tuition fee, first instalment

SEK 11,625

Total fee

SEK 11,625

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