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Master Thesis for students admitted autumn 2010 - autumn 2014


This is the course description for master thesis for students admitted between autumn 2010 and autumn 2014.

The final opportunity to deliver a final thesis for students who were originally registered for this course code is September 1st 2018.

Students who want to deliver a master thesis after this date, will have to register for the current active course code and do a full new thesis process, with ordinary fees.

In the course of the MSc Programme all students are required to write a thesis. A thesis of 30 ECTS is a requirement for master degrees (Masterforskriften §6). The thesis shall be written in groups of two students, but may upon application be written individually. The thesis work consists of thesis seminars, guidance, a thesis proposal, a preliminary thesis report, and the final thesis.

Each Associate Dean is responsible for approving the thesis topic and thesis advisor. In addition the Associate Dean is responsible for thesis seminars in the program.

Course content

The thesis is normally written in groups of two students. Students who wish to write their thesis individually may apply to the Associate Dean of their program.

The thesis is written in English.

Students will be introduced to research methods in research methodology courses. In addition the Associate Dean will arrange a thesis seminar (minimum 10 hours) introducing possible topics and advisors. An oral presentation may be a part of the thesis seminar and count for a part of the grade of the preliminary thesis report. Students are expected to participate in the thesis seminars and to have individual/group guiding (10 hours) by the thesis advisor.

Students are responsible for selecting a topic/problem area, which is suitable for a thesis related to their major in the MSc program. Students need to fill in a thesis registration form, and have the topic and advisor approved by the Associate Dean. Please see the Student Handbook (at.bi) for detailed information on thesis work.


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