Master Thesis in Sociology, Evaluation 15 credits

Examensarbete sociologi, inriktning utredning, magister
Second cycle, S7021A
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 4 - Present
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Syllabus established
by 08 Feb 2011

Last revised
by Director of Undergraduate Studies Daniel Örtqvist, Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences 17 Jan 2020

Education level
Second cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Main field of study

Entry requirements

Bachelor´s degree of at least 180 credits in Sociology and the courses Risk, trust and predictability - theoretical perspectives on social change (S7018A) and Integration and marginalization in society, gender, generational, class and ethnicity (S7019A) or equivalent.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 20-285 credits

Course Aim
The aim of the course is that the student should deepen his ability to carry out qualified and independent investigation and evaluation work by:

  • To formulate and define a relevant problem in the field from a sociological perspective evaluation and investigation as appropriate on behalf of external actors based on existing social science research in the field, critically review and assess its relevance to
  • The own study and identify relevant research front in the field Sustain different methodology and theories in sociology at an advanced level that are relevant to apply
  • Within the investigation and evaluation and for the degree project based on selected theory and method, scientifically correct analysis and answer formulated problem
  • Express well in writing in a linguistically and scientifically (theoretically, methodologically) correct manner and present this in an essay
  • Oral communication and presentation of results, both internally, as well as to clients or persons without specific subject knowledge
  • Critically review other evaluations and reports in a constructive and scientific manner and assess it scientific quality and its relevance such as a decision base

The thesis consists of an autonomously written essay on dealing with issues in the field of investigation / evaluation with a sociological scientific approach and critical approach. The work shall mean a subject in-depth in evaluation and investigation in a sociological perspective. The work is presented both in writing and orally. The course also includes critically reviewing and opposing other degree projects.

The thesis work is written individually with the help of supervision and regular methodology / theory and work seminars in addition to the actual thesis seminar. The course ends with opposition and defense of the degree project. Supervisor appointed institution. Supervision is provided within a period of one semester after first course registration.

Examination is done through the completion of the thesis work and via a dissertation seminar with opposition. In addition, the student is required to participate in the regular seminars held during the course. The student should also present an oral presentation of his / her work to an external client or teacher / college of students. To pass the course, participation in compulsory meetings and seminars is required, including a seminar where the student presents and defends his work and one where the student is opposed to another work. Other participation in compulsory meetings and seminars is decided by the supervisor in consultation with the student.
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.

Work placement; Assignment of external actor or empirical study of reality-related cases

Karolina Parding

Literature. Valid from Spring 2012 Sp 3 (May change until 10 weeks before course start)

Course offered by
Department of Business Administration, Technology and Social Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleHPStatusFrom periodTitle
0001Degree thesisU G VG *15.00MandatoryS12Yes

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