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Structure and syllabi

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

The programme is divided into seven separate courses, including optional modules related to research groups at the different departments of the faculty. Emphasis throughout is on research, and students may, based on personal interests, be affiliated with one or more research environment within the faculty.


Programme Syllabus


Autumn term Spring term
1 PDA085 Introduction to International Master in Educational Research, 15 hec.  Course syllabus PDA086 Research methodology, inquiry and data analysis, 15 hec. Course syllabus
  PDA180 Research Environment Optional Course I, 15 hec. Course syllabus (non-confirmed version) PDA181 Introduction to a research environment – optional course II, 15 hec. Course syllabus
 2 PDA182 Academic writing and research design, 15 hec Course syllabus PDA184 Master Thesis in Education, 30 hec. Course syllabus
  PDA183 Academic reading in education , 15 hec Course syllabus


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Study counsellor

Helen Ziser
+46 (0)31-786 2049


Elisabet Öhman
+46 (0)31-786 2430

Programme co-ordinator

Ernst Thoutenhoofd



Contact Information

Department of Education and Special Education

PO Box 300, SE-405 30 Gothenburg, Sweden

Visiting Address:
Pedagogen Hus A, Västra Hamngatan 25

+46 31 786 0000

+46 31 786 2070

Page Manager: Caroline Runesdotter|Last update: 1/25/2018

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