A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Also required is 90 credits in peace and conflict studies, or 90 credits in a related relevant discipline. Social science methods courses at the Master's level of at least 15 credits.
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Application fee: SEK 900
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About the course
The course aims to deepen the knowledge of qualitative social science methodology that you have acquired during undergraduate and Master's level studies. The aim is to expand familiarity with the most common qualitative methods, further develop the ability to use the methods in qualitative research and to critically assess different qualitative methods' advantages and disadvantages. The course also covers the specific challenges involved in field research and the ethical problems associated with qualitative peace and conflict research, including strategies to address those problems.