Sport Sciences: One-year Master's Thesis


Syllabus for students spring 2020, spring 2019

Course Code:
IV607G revision 1
Level of specialisation
Main fields of study:
Sport Sciences
Date of ratification:
29 November 2017
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Education and Society
Enforcement date:
21 January 2019

Entry requirements

Prerequisite courses for this course are: Courses: IV606G-Research Methods in Sport Sciences.


The course aims to deepen the student´s ability to
plan, implement and present the results of a scientific
investigation. Furthermore, the course aims to develop the student´s
ability to apply method and theory, as well as to critically
evaluate research in the field.


In the course, the student works independently to plan and
conduct sport science research. All parts of the research process are addressed in the course, such as: developing a research question, writing a literature review, selecting appropriate methods, conducting data collection, conducting analysis and drawing conclusions and present the research both in thesis and popular science form. The course consists of supervision sessions and seminars.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course the student should be able to:

  1. identify and formulate researchable questions relevant to the field of sport science,
  2. account for and critically review current research in the field of sport science,
  3. justify the chosen theory and methodology, as well as apply these in own research,
  4. discuss the development and results of their own research on the basis of relevant scientific, social and ethical aspects, and communicate and defend their own work and act as an opponent on another student´s work.

Learning activities

The course contains varied work formats that can consist of seminars, group exercises and self-study. The sessions that require compulsory attendance are announced at the start of the course.


The course is examined through a scientific thesis where the student demonstrates that they have acquired the knowledge indicated in the learning outcomes. In a final seminar, the student's ability to defend their work and to oppose another's work is assessed.
The grading criterion are announced by the course leader at the start of the course.

Grading system

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

Course literature and other teaching materials

Determined in consultation with the supervisor.

Course evaluation

The University provides students who participate in or who have completed a course with the opportunity to make known their experiences and viewpoints with regards to the course by completing a course evaluation administered by the University. The University will compile and summarize the results of course evaluations as well as informing participants of the results and any decisions relating to measures initiated in response to the course evaluations. The results will be made available to the students (HF 1:14).

Course reports


The education is provided by the Faculty of Education and Society at the department Sport Sciences.

Further information


30 March 2020 - 07 June 2020 Day-time 100% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program