Political Science: Master's (Two Years) Thesis in European Affairs
CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO THE COURSE STVM23
We are happy to welcome you to the Department of Political Science at Lund University. In order to accept and secure our offer please read the information below carefully.
Replying to your offer and securing your place
To secure our offer you must reply ”yes” no later than July 24! If you miss to reply by this date, the offer will be revoked.
Compulsory introductory meeting
The semester starts with a compulsory introductory meeting and thesis course introduction on August 31. Room TBA.
If you fail to attend without notifying the academic advisors you will loose your spot on the course which will be offered to a student on the waiting list.
Eligibility and Conditional offer
Specific Entry Requirements: To be eligible for the course the student must have passed at least 60 higher education credits of courses in the programme Master of Science (Two Years) in European Affairs, including 15 higher education credits in Methodology in Social Sciences.
Web registration opens on August 24 and must be completed by August 31.
Student you are conditionally admitted will not be able to register online until their eligibility has been confirmed. Please visit the academic advisors during the first week of the semster and prove your eligibility to register for the course.
We would like to ask you to please send your preliminary thoughts about a possible topic, puzzle, and research question(s), to Rikard Bengtsson before 5 p.m. on August 19. Should you want to change your topic after the hand-in, it will not be a problem. So, please hand in a preliminary topic even if you still feel undecided. Or, feel free to hand in two!
Schedule and classes
You can expect to have compulsory seminars on topics such as thesis plan, and three other seminars during the autumn, plus one-on-one supervision throughout the semester. However, the seminar topics and the extent of seminars can be subject of change but please note that, under normal circumstances, it is not a distance learning course and require your presence in Lund for supervision and seminar activities.
Both online and on-campus teaching
Education at Lund University may as of 15 June 2020 be conducted using both digital tools (online) and in adapted campus-based forms. In such activities, consideration is to be given to university-wide decisions and to the Swedish Public Health Agency’s rules, general guidelines and recommendations for a reduced spread of infection of Covid-19. For more information on how the faculty of Social Science is planning for the autumn semester please go to, preparing for autumn semester 2020.
More information will be given at the course introduction on August 31.
If you have any questions regarding the course please do not hesitate to contact the Academic advisors.
Director of Studies
Daniel Alfons, Mats Janér and Lidija Lindoff
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Students with disabilities
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