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Degree project in Sociology, Bachelor 15 credits

Examensarbete i sociologi, kandidat
First cycle, S0055A
Course syllabus valid: Autumn 2021 Sp 1 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and for admission to this course the student must also have attained 90 credits for the courses which may be included in the Bachelor Programme in Sociology, of which 75 credits must be from the compulsory courses in years 1 and 2. The following courses should be included in this and be completed entirely with at least a pass grade: Basic sociological method (S0047A) 15 credits and from Applied sociological analysis (S0059A), at least following component Scientific essay 7,5 credits, or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
The aim of the course is for the student to practice, develop and show their ability to, in an adequate way, apply theory and method in order to solve problems relevant to activities in sociology. Upon completion of the course the student shall be able to:
  • Develop and formulate a relevant research problem from a selected subject in the area of sociology
  • Utilize scientific studies and judge their relevance for the selected problem
  • Carry out a motivated and relevant selection of theoretical foundation for the study
  • Select and motivate specific research methods for the study with understanding of the impact on the final results of the study
  • Collect relevant data for the study connected to selected theory and method
  • Based on selected theory and method and in scientifically correct way analyze and draw conclusions concerning the selected research problem
  • Perform written communication in a linguistically and scientifically correct manner
  • Orally communicate the results of the study both to scholars in the area as well as to individuals without specific knowledge in the area
  • Defend the results
  • Critically evaluate other studies in a constructive and scientific manner

The degree project is a study written by one student. The study shall utilize a scientific approach on a problem in the area of sociology. The study shall be presented both as a written report and in oral format. Each student shall also evaluate and perform opposition on degree project written by other students.

Each course occasion´s language and form is stated and appear on the course page on Luleå University of Technology's website.
Supervisor is appointed by the department. Supervisor and student agree together about time schedule and contents for supervision. The material which the student wants the supervisor to read before the meeting must be with the supervisor at least 5 working days in advance. Supervision/feedback on students work can be done through personal meeting, through email or telephone according to established agreement. Supervision is provided within a period of one semester after first course registration.

If there is a decision on special educational support, in accordance with the Guideline Student's rights and obligations at Luleå University of Technology, an adapted or alternative form of examination can be provided.
The degree project should be treated with student opposition at a seminar with compulsory attendance which takes place at the end of each semester. The supervisor notifies the examiner to work, seminar addressed and shall give prior consent to the degree project may be submitted to the examiner for grading. Further participation in compulsory meetings and seminars as decided by the supervisor.

To pass the course the student shall participate in compulsery meetings and seminars as well as register the thesis according to LTUs rules.

Students must register for the courses themselves, or contact ETS educational administration, not later than three days after the quarter commences. Failure to do so can result in the place being lost. This rule also applies to students with a guaranteed place.

Transition terms
The course S0055A is equal to S0013A or ARS325.

Karolina Parding

Transition terms
The course S0055A is equal to S0013A

Literature. Valid from Spring 2019 Sp 4 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)
For each student relevant scolarly literature.

Reference literature
Bryman, A (2011). Samhällsvetenskapliga metoder. Malmö:Liber
Strömquist, S (2001). Konsten att tala och skriva. Malmö:Gleerups.
Karlsson, O (2017). Svenska skrivregler. Solna: Liber.
Trost, J (2002). Att vara opponent. Lund:Studentlitteratur.

Course offered by
Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Start of degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0002Public discussion of others degree projectU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0003Oral presentationU G#0.00MandatoryS14
0004Accepted reportU G VG *15.00MandatoryS14Yes

Guidelines for degree project » 
Syllabus established
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Bo Jonsson, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 17 Jun 2013

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Social Sciences, Technology and Arts 17 Feb 2021