BIA3900 - Master thesis Ocean Resourses - Campus Ålesund


New from the academic year 2022/2023

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Supervised research project. A project description describing the scope and focus area of the thesis project, should be prepared in collaboration with the supervisor.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student should obtain in depth knowledge within the subject area of the master thesis.

Skills: The student is trained in planning and carrying out a comprehensive research project using scientific methods, trained in systematic acquisition of information, and learn to write a comprehensive scientific text in IMRaD format.

General competence: The student is trained in analysis and dissemination of scientific results.

Learning methods and activities

All students doing their master's thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. The master agreement, with attached project description and risk assessment, should be handed in by the 20th of January the first year of your Masters, unless otherwise agreed with the Department. The standard contact period with the supervisor(s) is 50 hours, which is the standard for a masters thesis of 60 credits. Any contact between supervisor/s and student beyond this, depends on the supervisor(s) choice of supervision methodology. It is expected that the student works independently beyond the standard contact period.

Further on evaluation

The ordinary deadline for submission of the thesis is 15th of May, unless otherwise agreed with the Department. The oral defense of the thesis project consists of a presentation and a discussion. Oral presentation of max. 30 minutes. Questions and discussion related to the presentation and thesis usually have a duration of 60 minutes. Permitted examination aids are to be determined in cooperation with your supervisor. National regulations have been established for evaluation of Master’s theses within the STEM fields. All masters theses delivered after 01.04.2014, are to be evaluated in line with these regulations. Normal rules apply for appealing the grade. A new oral defense is only arranged if the new examiners disagree with the grade given in the original evaluation.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Ocean Resources (MSOCEAN)

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund , Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Aqua Culture
  • Marine Biology
  • Marine Topics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biological Sciences Ålesund


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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