Syllabus for Sociology of Education, Project Assignment

Examensarbete i utbildningssociologi

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  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 4UK006
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Sociology of Education A2E
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-04-16
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Educational Sciences
  • Revised: 2016-03-15
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2016
  • Entry requirements:

    45 credits at Master's level, including 22.5 credits in sociology of education. Courses in theory and method of 15 credits.

  • Responsible department: Department of Education

Decisions and guidelines

The course is part of the Master's Programme in Educational Sciences and the Master's Programme in Sociology of Education.

Learning outcomes

After completion of the course students should be able to

  • identify and formulate a research problem in Sociology of Education to a high degree independently
  • independently collect, critically assess and treat extensive empirical data based on the formulated research questions
  • independently delimit, design and carry out a study related to the research area of Sociology of Education
  • present a study in the form of an independently written degree project
  • defend one's own degree project and independently comment on another student's degree project at an examination seminar


The course provides students with advanced insights into research methods and investigation techniques within the social sciences and the humanities pertaining to Sociology of Education. The course also teaches students to use these methods and techniques in their own investigations/analyses.

The focus lies on

  • Formulation of research problems and questions
  • Choice of theory and methods
  • In-depth studies of the current research area
  • Empirical studies
  • Degree project writing


The degree project is written independently under supervision. The instruction consists of seminars and supervision.


The degree project is presented written form. The student will be assessed at a final examination seminar during which the student will defend his/her degree project and comment on another student's degree project.

Other directives

Reading list will be selected after consultation with the supervisor.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.

Last modified: 2022-04-26