Bachelor Thesis in Political Science, 15 credits

Kandidatuppsats i statsvetenskap, 15 hp


Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Course type

Single subject and programme course


Mariana S Gustafsson

Course coordinator

Mariana S Gustafsson

Director of studies or equivalent

Mariana S Gustafsson
ECV = Elective / Compulsory / Voluntary
Course offered for Semester Weeks Language Campus ECV
F7KPO Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics (Political science) 6 (Spring 2020) 202014-202023 Swedish Linköping, Valla C

Main field of study

Political Science

Course level

First cycle

Advancement level


Course offered for

  • Bachelor´s Programme in Political science and economics

Entry requirements

For admission to the course, completed Political Science, basic course, 30 HE credits, is required, as well as Political Science, continuation course with at least 22.5 HE credits approved, including Thesis (or the equivalent). 

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of the course, the student should be able to

  • independently plan, carry out and present a political science study linked to relevant theorising.

Course content

The course comprises planning, implementation and defence of a scientific work and review of other student's work. The work is presented as an essay.

Teaching and working methods

In the course, teaching is communicated mainly through supervision, individually and in groups, and through seminars, particularly the final examination seminar. As with seminars, the student is expected to be well prepared for supervision and (at group supervision) to deliver constructive criticism on other students' work in dialogue.

Parts that involve examination are compulsory.


The degree project is examined through presentation and defence of the essay and a review of another student's essay at a specific essay seminar. Active attendance at the final seminars.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course twice are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.


Three-grade scale, U, G, VG

Other information

Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus. 

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.


Institutionen för ekonomisk och industriell utveckling
Code Name Scope Grading scale
UPPS Term Paper 13 credits U, G, VG
RECE Review 0 credits U, G
OPPO Term Paper, criticism 2 credits U, G, VG
NÄRV Attendance 0 credits U, G
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