Syllabus for Writing Course for a Magister Level Thesis

Uppsatsstödjande kurs i magisterkursen

  • 7.5 credits
  • Course code: 5AK652
  • Education cycle: Second cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History A1N
  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G)
  • Established: 2007-01-23
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Arts
  • Revised: 2018-02-19
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: week 09, 2018
  • Entry requirements: Requirement: student admitted to master's program in the humanities in the subject of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History.
  • Responsible department: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student must be able to:

  • write a thesis on 45, 30 or 15 credits in the master's degree in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History,
  • critically review and discuss scientific text including other students' essay work and their problems,
  • exercise the skills in dealing with ancient sources.


In the course, students discuss and practice in formulating a scientific problem area as well as writing scientific text. Furthermore, sections of the students' papers and issues related to the various subjects are discussed. The intention is to broaden the perspective both methodologically and theoretically as well as provide support in the essay writing.


Teaching is given in the form of lectures and seminars.


Examination takes place through written submissions and active participation in seminars. The course is graded with one of the grades Passed or Fail. Examination is in English or Swedish.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the University´s disability coordinator.

Reading list

The reading list is missing. For further information, please contact the responsible department.