Course code: FTEB06
Swedish title: Teoretisk filosofi: Vetenskapsteori
ECTS credits: 6

NB! The information below was about spring semester 2021. The course is also given this semester. Choose semester above for more information!

Teaching – spring semester 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to affect our education and most of the teaching must take place completely digitally until further notice. Pay attention to the information in the schedule and/or in Canvas – the information is continuously adjusted based on current decisions and recommendations.

Read more at Covid-19 and the academic year 2021/2022.

Study period: spring semester 2021
Type of education: only online
Type of studies: full time, day
Study period: 2021-04-16 – 2021-05-17
Language of instruction: Swedish
Application code: LU-73151
Eligibility: General requirements for university studies in Sweden

Teachers: Robin Stenwall


Kursen ger en grundläggande orientering om vetenskapliga tänkesätt och metoder i skilda typer av vetenskaper och under olika tider. Syftet med kursen är att ge studenterna förmåga att identifiera och värdera vetenskapliga undersökningar som görs inom olika ämnen. Kursen inleds med några vetenskapsteoretiska teman som belyser grundläggande vetenskapliga tänkesätt under olika tider och hur dessa avspeglas i metoder och val av forskningsobjekt. Därefter presenteras de viktigaste moderna vetenskapsuppfattningarna och deras tillämplighet på olika typer av vetenskap. Kursen avslutas med en orientering om den aktuella vetenskapsteoretiska diskussionen.

Important dates – autumn semester 2021

Second Admission Round / Nationell ansökningsomgång

Dagtid Lund, heltid
In Swedish
22 november 2021 – 20 december 2021

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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

Full course tuition fee: SEK 11,000
First payment: SEK 11,000
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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

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