Course code: EUHK30
Swedish title: Europastudier: Kandidatkurs
Credits: 30
Programme affiliation: Part of Bachelor of Arts Programme in European Studies with a Humanities Profile

NB! The course is not given this semester. The information below was about spring semester 2022.

Teaching – spring semester of 2022

From 9 February, more teaching will be conducted on campus. During the gradual return to campus, some digital teaching will continue. Hence, it is very important that you pay attention to information from your teacher and potential changes in your schedule in Canvas and/or TimeEdit.

Study period: spring semester 2022
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2022-01-17 – 2022-06-05
Language of instruction: Swedish

Teachers: Ryszard Bobrowicz, Anamaria Dutceac Segesten, Johanna Lindbladh, Alena Minchenia, Mattias Nowak, Odeta Rudling, Tomas Sniegon


Kursen består av två delkurser med syfte att ge en djupare förståelse för hela forskningsprocessen inom humanistiskt orienterade Europastudier:

  1. Vetenskapsteoretiska grunder och forskningsmetodik (15 hp)
  2. Examensarbete (15 hp).

I delkurs 1 presenteras de viktigaste vetenskapsteorierna som har relevans för humanistiskt orienterade Europastudier. Bland dessa teorier ingår t.ex. hermeneutik, konstruktivism, positivism. Ontologiska och epistemologiska aspekter av vetenskaplig forskning så som t.ex. skillnaderna mellan deduktivt och induktivt förhållningssätt diskuteras. I delkurs 1 introduceras också forskningsmetoder som kan tillämpas i kandidatuppsatsen. Bland dessa metoder ingår t.ex. fallstudier, narrativ undersökning, intervjuer, opinionsundersökningar, textanalys och diskursanalys. Hur en forskningsprocess ser ut kommer också att belysas.

Delkurs 2 består av att den studerande författar ett examensarbete i form av en kandidatuppsats inom området humanistiskt orienterade Europastudier. Val av uppsatsämne sker med utgångspunkt i den studerandes tidigare studier och i samråd med handledaren. Examensarbetet ska demonstrera den studerandes förmåga att, inom utsatt tid, genomföra ett forskningsarbete, från problemformulering till färdig analys.

Included parts

  • Philosophy of Science Foundations and Research Methodology, 15 credits
  • Degree Project, 15 credits


This course is not open as a freestanding course next semester. It can be open for application within a programme or for students in an exchange programme. Please ask your academic advisor for information.

How to apply

Lund University uses a national application system run by University Admissions in Sweden. It is only possible to apply during the application periods: October–January for autumn semester and June–August for spring semester.

Extended application deadline

Sometimes the application deadline is extended for a specific programme or course. In these cases you will find the message "open for late application" by the programme/course information on You apply with the usual application steps. As long as this message is showing, it is possible to apply, but late applications are processed in order of date, so it is still important to apply as soon as possible. Please note that if the programme/course does not have an extended deadline, it is not possible to apply late.

First or Second Admission Round?

All international students are encouraged to apply to the First admission round. This round takes place many months before the start of a semester and gives students the time they need to pay their tuition fees, apply for and receive their residence permit (if required), find housing, etc.

The Second admission round is an alternative for students from EU/EEA countries as they do not need a residence permit. Non-EU/EEA students will most likely not have enough time to obtain their permit before the start of the semester. However, even EU/EEA students are advised to apply during the First admission round, as some programmes can be applied for only in the January round. Also, this provides applicants with an admission decision much earlier, which is helpful in making decisions about their studies.

Tuition Fees

Non-EU/EEA citizens

Citizens of a country outside of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland are required to pay tuition fees. You pay one instalment of the tuition fee in advance of each semester.

Read more about tuition fees, payments and exemptions

EU/EEA citizens and Switzerland

There are no tuition fees for citizens of the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland.

Application fee

If you are required to pay tuition fees, you are generally also required to pay an application fee of SEK 900 (approximately EUR 100) when you apply at You pay one application fee regardless of how many programmes or courses you apply to.

Read more about paying the University Admissions in Sweden application fee and exemptions

European Studies

More about the subject, research, staff etc.

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