BEV3901 - Thesis in Movement Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

The master thesis is a scientific study on a self chosen topic in human movement science. The students will demonstrate scientific skills. The topic of the thesis is a continuation of the specialisation (BEV3051). One must apply for a change of topic for approval by the Department. Deadlines for submission of application of the topic and assignment of supervisor will be announced. Supervision is an essential part of the course. It will stimulate and assure that the students will receive a scientific dialogue with scientific staff. Furthermore, it will assure quality in the execution of the experiments and data analysis, as well as that ethical guidelines are followed. Supervision is therefore a compulsory part of the course and will be performed in accordance with guidelines set out by the Department. The right to supervision ceases after the fourth semester for full-time students.
The master thesis is a research report in the form of a scientific article. More information about the thesis is given in the Guidelines for the Master's Thesis at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Learning outcome

The student can demonstrate specialized theoretical and methodological knowledge on a particular topic in movement science and knowledge about planning of scientific projects. The student can carry out research projects on a selected topic, select the relevant background literature for work and draw sound conclusions. The student can present and discuss research results in a precise and logical manner.

Learning methods and activities

Obligatory research seminars and up to 50 hours supervision (incl. the supervisor's preparation).
Form of assessment: Written dissertation and an oral examination. The oral examination can adjust (+/-) the mark of the written dissertation with one character.

Obligatory activities:
Approved presentation of proposed protocol for thesis;
Approved supervision;
Approved presentation of thesis;
Mandatory participation in 4 research seminars (presentation of the protocol for the master's thesis and presentation of the thesis, in total of 4 half-day participation).

Compulsory assignments

  • Approved supervision
  • Participation in 4 research seminars
  • Approved presentation of research proposal for the master thesis
  • Approved presentation of the master thesis.

Further on evaluation

In addition to the written work, there will be an oral exam. The examiners will set a preliminary grade on the written work before the oral exam. The grade given on the written work may be adjusted up to one grade after the oral exam. If the written work is given the grade F, no oral examination will be held.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Human Movement Sciences (MBEV)

Required previous knowledge

BEV3051 and at least six of the courses in the first year of the master's study. The master thesis (BEV3901) is the last course in the master study, all other courses must be passed before the master thesis can be submitted. The course is reserved for students admitted to the master's programme in Human Movement Science.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Health Science
  • Sport Science
  • Human Movement Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
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