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Applying to the programme

Prerequisites

Requirements:

In order to qualify for joining IMER, you must have a Bachelor’s degree in Education or equivalent in Social Sciences or Humanities (180 credits).

Applicants must also 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. For the most recent information on English language requirements, please make sure to check University admissions before applying. Please note that TOEFL ITP evidence is not accepted as evidence of English skills.

Link to University Admissions »

Selection:

First priority is given to applicants with a Bachelor in Education. If there are more applicants than study places in the group, selection is based on a motivation letter. Second priority is given to applicants with a Bachelor in Social Sciences or Humanities. Selection is based on a motivation letter.

Letter of motivation:


Please write a letter of motivation and send it along with your application to the International Master in Educational Research. Make sure that your letter responds to all four of the following questions.

1. What is your qualifying degree for entry into IMER?
— For example, you may have a Bachelor in education, or in social science or humanties. Please state degree subject, the University, the country and the date you obtained your degree.

2. What skills and/or knowledge do you hope to gain through IMER?
— Please list up to three programme ambitions, and write no more than 500 words.

3. How do you intend proceed with your career following IMER?
— Please list up to three possible targets. Remember that IMER is about educational research, so try and clearly connect your answers to research in education. Again, write no more than 500 words.

4. What practical activities have you undertaken so far that are good examples of those ambitions?
— Please list up to three activities. These may be work experiences, voluntary work, or (school/university) study projects that you have done. For each activity, please make sure that you list someone who was, by preference, involved in an official capacity (staff of an organisation, or a tutor) and who can confirm your activity, providing us with their name and an email adress. Again, write no more than 500 words.

The last day to submit the letter of motivation in the national application round is the 31st of May. You submit the letter of motivation via Antagning.se

Link to Antagninge »

Key dates

For international students (especially those in need of a resident permit) the application period runs from 16 October until 15 January of each year. You can apply to the Master programme via University Admissions, which opens for non-EU/EEA applications in December.

Link to University Admissions »

For Swedish students and for students from EU/EEA countries (and others not in need of a resident permit), the application period runs from 15 March until 15 April of each year. You can apply to the Master programme via Antagning.se, which opens for applications by students from EU/EEA countries in March.

Link to Antagningen »

Tuition Fees

From August 2011 Swedish universities introduced application and tuition fees for citizens from outside the EU/EEA. Citizens from within the EU/EEA and Switzerland or Exchange students (from all countries) will not be charged tuition fees.

Page Manager: Caroline Runesdotter|Last update: 1/29/2019
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