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International Master's Programme in Educational Research

The programme is organized on a two-year full time basis, 120 higher education credits, and is given as full time study, daytime. The programme starts autumn terms.

Programme SyllabusAnnual Report 2015

Swedish students and students from EU/EEA countries (and others not in need of a resident permit.)

Application period: March 15 until April 15

Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland or Exchange students (from all countries) will not be charged tuition fees.

Apply at Antagning.se - follow the direct link below. (opens march 2015)

International students (especially those in need of a resident permit)

Application period: December 1 until January 15


International Master Programme in Educational Research, 120 hp

This programme gives you a solid foundation in educational research, from which you will be well prepared for further research within the field. In an international student environment, you will be able to develop your understanding of central themes in educational research, focusing on education and learning as individual, interactive and collective processes. After having completed the programme, you will have a good overview of scholarly inquiry related to education and its practical applications as well as experience in professional reading, writing and reporting on educational science research.

In the introductory course, you will be introduced to several research environments at the Faculty of Education. You will be introduced to educational research methods and be given the opportunity to broaden your understanding of science and its relationship to educational and social issues.

Depending on personal interests, you will be able to connect to active research environments at the faculty, and deepen your knowledge within one or two fields of research. A few examples of possible research environments are:

“Early Childhood Education”
“Gender and Gender Equality”
“Learning and Assessment”
“Power and Agency in Education”
“LinCs (The Linnaeus Centre for Research on Learning, Interaction and Mediated Communication in Contemporary Society)”
“Research in Inclusive education and School development (PRIS)”
“Subject Matter Education”

The programme culminates in master’s thesis for which you will design and perform independent research within a selected subject area. You will conduct your research and write your thesis in consultation with an experienced and senior researcher. The writing process is further supported with seminars in academic writing and research design.

Further studies and future work

As a graduate from this programme, you will have developed skills in academic reading, academic writing, and research design which will leave you well prepared to participate in research and development within a school system or within a learning organization.

Behörighet och anmälan


Bachelor's degree in Education, or equivalent in Social Sciences (180 hec). Applicants must prove their knowledge of English: English 6/English B from Swedish Upper Secondary School or the equivalent level of an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL, IELTS.


Selection is based upon the amount of credit points. First priority is given to those applicants who have a Bachelor in Education and second priority to the applicants with a Bachelor in Social Sciences.

International Master Programme in Educational Research, 120 hp
Start Studietakt Anmälan
HT17 Dag, 100 % Öppnar 15 mar

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ORT: Göteborg

Snabbval IPS

Elizabeth was studying at the programme


Study counsellor

Helen Ziser
+46 (0)31-786 2049


Patricia Perla
+46 (0)31-786 2280

Programme co-ordinator

Ernst Thoutenhoofd

Director of studies

Anna-Carin Jonsson
+46 (0)31-786 2323



Institutionen för pedagogik och specialpedagogik

Box 300, 405 30 Göteborg

Pedagogen hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25

031-786 00 00 (vxl)

031-786 2070

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