Information Systems: Master's Degree Project

30 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 2IS082

Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Information Systems A2E
Grading system
Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
Finalised by
The Department Board, 9 December 2021
Responsible department
Department of Informatics and Media

Entry requirements

A Bachelor's degree of 180 credits and 60 credits at Master's level, including at least 30 credits in information systems Proficiency in English equivalent to the general entry requirements for first-cycle (Bachelor's level) studies.

Learning outcomes

Regarding knowledge and understanding, on completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • give an account of the status of research in a self-chosen part of the subject information systems,
  • describe the scientific theories and methods that are relevant for the research domain that the thesis concerns in an in-depth and nuanced way.

Regarding competence and skills, on completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • search and compile scientific literature,
  • delimit a scientific problem, plan a scientifically based study of the problem, choose appropriate methods, analyse the results and, where appropriate, generate testable hypotheses to explain observations made,
  • base and motivate the method chosen for study and analysis with reference to relevant scientific literature in an in-depth and nuanced way,
  • present empirical results in an academically correct way,
  • give constructive criticism on others' texts treating problems in the subject.

Regarding judgement and approach, on completion of the course, the student is expected to be able to:

  • discuss and assess the possibilities and risks associated with research in the subject information systems and the use of results of such research,
  • critically reflect on ethical aspects of the research process,
  • critically reflect on their own research results.


The thesis is an independent assignment that is presented in writing in an academic paper written in Swedish or English. The thesis will be presented and defended orally at a seminar. The student will also act as opponent to another student's thesis within the subject.


Lectures, supervision, and seminars.

Supervision is only guaranteed during the semester that the student is registered (the first time) in the course.


Written submission, oral defence, and opposition on another Master's thesis in the subject.

If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University's disability coordinator or a decision by the department's working group for study matters.