Research Methods, 15 credits

Academic year 2022/2023

  • The course is cancelled.

    Autumn 2022, 100%, Distance learning

    Start date: 7 November 2022

    End date: 15 January 2023

    Application deadline: 19 April 2022

    Application code: UU-43107

    Language of instruction: English

    Location: Flexible

    Selection: Students are selected based on a total appraisal of:

    • the quantity and quality of previous university studies with emphasis on grades in relevant fields,
    • a statement of purpose describing your interest in the course
    • a summary in English (maximum one page) of a research project, or similar, performed during the Bachelor's studies; and
    • relevant work experience.

    Outline for distance course: The course is performed online for example via Zoom. The course includes two hours of lectures two times every week and two hours of mandatory group work or seminars two times every week. Communication between student and teacher will be mediated online via communication platforms such as Zoom, email and Studium. In order to participate in this distance course students will need access to internet, a PC or Mac computer and a web browser, for example Google Chrome, and a headset with microphone and speakers. Examination consists of written assignments, participation in mandatory seminars and group assignments. The tasks and activities making up the exam will be mediated via an online communication platform.

    Number of mandatory meetings on campus: 0

    Number of voluntary meetings on campus: 0

Entry requirements: A Bachelor's degree, equivalent to a Swedish Kandidatexamen, from an internationally recognised university. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.

Fees:

If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees.

Application fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 36,250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 36,250

About the course

This course enables you to acquire skills on how to conduct research on sustainability issues that are relevant to global health. The course will cover methods including study design, statistical analysis and the use of qualitative methods for data collection and analysis. The course will focus on the relationship between research questions and the criteria for the choice of methods. During the course, you will also have the opportunity to discuss ethical questions in connection with fieldwork, especially when studying society.

More information

Contact

Department of Women's and Children's Health

MTC-huset, Dag Hammarskjölds väg 14B, 1 tr 752 37 Uppsala

Akademiska sjukhuset, 751 85 UPPSALA

Email: kbh@kbh.uu.se

Neil Powell

Email: neil.powell@swedesd.uu.se