Department of Informatics

Lund University School of Economics and Management

INFM10, Master Thesis

Information Systems, 15 ECTS credits

The course is offered on the second term of the Master's programme in Information Systems and is not offered to exchange students.

Course description

The Master Thesis involves independent work in teams of two students addressing a research problem. This is an independent piece of work, which means that the student-teams must themselves find a problem-area, they will not be provided with pre-defined problems. The problem-area must be relevant to informatics as a social science, but it may not be any kind of problem within the social sciences. Next the student-team must formulate a research-question and present a relevant theoretical framework, which provides the basis for planning and conducting an empirical investigation, and the student-team must also draw conclusions from the empirical investigation and the theoretical framework. Finally the investigation and the findings must be presented in a written thesis, which is examined at a seminar.

In your thesis you will use quantitative or qualitative approaches, or some combination of these. The course on Informaiton Systems Research Methods provide you with the appropriate knowledge and tools.


Odd Steen
Associate professor
Phone: +46462228198
Room: EC2-231

Odd Steen

Additional Information

Note that the course starts in January already and have some scheduled activites during January-March. From the course period starting in March the course is given full-time.
The course requires presence on campus for supervision and seminars.

Course syllabus, in English
Course syllabus, in Swedish

Reading list for Spring 2019

Advanced level 
Teaching language: English
Offered: Spring semester


Schedules for all our courses are published electronically in TimeEdit.

You find instructions how to search for your course schedule in the pdf-document TimeEdit - find your schedule.