IMER Master (one year) thesis


Syllabus for students spring 2019, spring 2018, spring 2017, spring 2016, spring 2015, spring 2014, spring 2013

Course Code:
IM627L revision 1.2
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
International Migration and Ethnic Relations
Date of establishment:
26 February 2009
Date of ratification:
21 December 2012
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Culture and Society
Enforcement date:
21 January 2013
Replaces Syllabus ratified:
15 November 2012

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

The course can normally be included in generell degree at advanced level.

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Passed courses: IM624E-The Research Field of IMER and IM625E-Theoretical Foundations of the IMER-field and IM626E-Theory of Science and Research Methodology[ or IM624L-The Research Field of IMER and IM625L-Theoretical Foundations of the IMER-field].

Learning outcomes

After finishing the course, the student shall:

• display an ability to integrate knowledge critically and systematically, and to analyse, evaluate and handle complex issues and situations, even when in possession of limited information;

• display an ability to independently postulate the thesis on basis of diverse scientific perspectives; as well as to identify the complexity of the issue and work, in line with strict scientific research procedure;

• demonstrate their acquired knowledge by means of an independent academic thesis that is literate and utilises a consistent and correct referencing system, and shows the ability to analyse and evaluate scientific information and

• display an ability to communicate the results of their own work, and provide constructive criticism on the results of others, both orally and in writing.


Examination is in the form of a written thesis and a seminar wherein the student opposes another student’s thesis and defends his/her thesis.

Students who do not pass the regular course examinations have the minimum of two re-sit opportunities. Re-sits take the same form as the original exams.

Course content

The course content is in the form of a supervised project. Supervision is carried out on an individual as well as a group basis and includes seminar meetings.

Learning activities

The course consists of a 15-credit project work in form of a thesis. The project work is supervised. Supervision is conducted on an individual basis and includes seminar meetings.

During the project work, teachers supervision is provided.

A student who has not finished the project work during the course, or has not received a passing grade on the project work at the end of the course cannot be guaranteed continued supervision.

Grading system

Excellent (A), Very Good (B), Good (C), Satisfactory (D), Pass (E) or Fail (U).

Course literature and other teaching materials

Primary and secondary reading for the master’s thesis (one-year) is selected in cooperation with the supervisor.

Course evaluation

All students are offered an opportunity to give oral or written feedback at the end of the course. The students are also given a possibility to offer feedback through the course council.


The education is provided by the Faculty of Culture and Society at the department Department of Global Political Studies.

Further information

Ingrid Alexandersson, Student Administrator
Phone: 040-6657331
Margareta Popoola, Course Coordinator
Phone: 040-6657354


01 April 2019 - 09 June 2019 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program