In this course you will write a thesis in the Second Cycle, that is a master’s thesis.

Purpose and learning objectives

Through this course you will develop
– knowledge and skills to formulate a research question and systematically investigate this in a thesis work.
– competence to critically evaluate and reflect on others’ thesis work.
– competence to appreciate possibilities and constraints of social studies and an understanding of the role of social research in society.
– competence to be able to identify ethical issues and norms for social research.

Content and teaching methods

In this course, students individually write a thesis corresponding to 30 credits. This means one semester full time studies. This is accomplished through individual work, individual supervision and seminars. Depending on the question developed for the thesis, this course may involve different types of field studies; in the close vicinity, on other places or internationally. The master’s thesis may be included in a master’s degree.

Course facts

Course coordinator: Danielle Drozdzewski.
Course code: KG9210.
Cycle: Second Cycle.
Main field of study: Human Geography.
Language of instruction: English.
Pace percentage: 100%.
Course start: Spring Semester.
Semester period: A–D.
Module sharing: No.
Special eligibility requirements: Bachelor degree and 75 HECs at the Second Cycle incl. 60 HECs in Human Geography incl. History of Geographical Thought, SC, 15 HECs, or corresponding courses. For students at the Master’s Programme in Human Geography at Stockholm University there are special requirements. From the 2016/2017 academic year the course is open only for students accepted to the Master’s Programme in Human Geography, 120 HECs, and other Stockholm University master programmes where human geography can be the main field of study.
Selection: Higher Education Credits (up to 270).
Application: See the University course and programme database.

Detailed information, including grading criteria, is presented at the course and module introductions and via the collaboration and learning environment Mondo. Course syllabus, required reading and timetable are available below.