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Degree Project in Psychology for Master's Degree

The course involves the independent design and completion of an empirically based scholarly project.

The research question should be defined in consultation with the student’s supervisor. The research question should be directly relevant to and well established in the field of psychology. The results of the study should be presented in the form of a scholarly report that is structured in accordance with the guidelines for international publication of empirical research reports in the field of psychology.

For theses that are examined in the context of the specialisation Personnel, Work and Organisation, the thesis should also be directly relevant to this specialisation.

  • Course structure

    As a registered student on this course you will find detailed course information and communication in the learning platform Athena. Login with your university account.

    This course will be given in the spring semester, full-time studies.

    Course syllabus
    Degree Project in Psychology for Master's Degree, 30 credits. Spring 2024 (193 Kb)

    Teaching format

    Instruction is given in the form of seminars and individual supervision. Supervision may also take place in groups.

    Mandatory components:

    • Public discussion of the student’s own degree project;
    • Review of another student’s degree project.

    The language of instruction is English and/or Swedish.

    For more detailed information, please refer to the course syllabus.

    Learning outcomes

    Upon completion of the course, students are expected to be able to:

    • on the basis of theory and previous research, identify scientific problems, choose research design, and process, analyse and interpret the collected data;
    • present their own results in speech and in writing, as well as assess the scientific value of the results;
    • present, analyse and assess other students’ research findings, as well as give constructive criticism.


    The course is examined on the basis of:

    • submission of a written degree project,
    • public discussion of the written degree project,
    • review of another student’s degree project.

    Examination will be conducted in English and/or Swedish according to the course teacher’s instructions.


    Course leaders: Marie Gustafsson Sendén,, och Claudia Bernhard-Oettel,

  • Schedule

    The schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.

    A complete list of course readings is found in the course syllabus.

    The list is subject to change until two months prior to the start of the course. In case the new course syllabus is missing above by then, please check with the course leader before you buy any expensive books etc.

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  • Contact

    Registered students should primarily use Athena for teacher communication.

    To contact the Student office or a Student Councellor, see below.

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    Student office - Master's level
    Study councellor - Master's level