Independent Research Project sets out to develop and deepen your knowledge and skills how to carry out an independent assignment in a scientific and methodological way. By choosing an area of interest related to the music industry you conduct research by gathering your own material, analyze it and systematize it in written reports. The course consists mainly of individual literature studies, supervising, continual debriefing in written and oral interim reports and a conclusion in a final paper.
The city of Kalmar is situated on the southeast coast of Sweden. Kalmar is a beautiful city with 65,000 inhabitants and a long history dating back to the Middle Ages, with many cosy neighbourhoods and great charm. The lush green areas surrounding Kalmar Castle and the city park are many students' favourite.
The proximity to the ocean and the island of Öland has left its mark on the city and there are many long pedestrian paths along the coast. It is never far to anything in Kalmar and most places can be reached in just 5-10 minutes' walk – the university, the ocean, the gym, or the city centre, Kvarnholmen.
In Kalmar the university buildings and student accommodations are spread throughout the town and are well integrated with the historical surroundings – making students feel part of the town.