BIENC3950 - Master Thesis in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology I


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis with oral defense
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis with oral defense 100/100

Course content

Research project of 30 ECTS under supervision.

Learning outcome


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


  • The student is trained in systematic acquisition of information.
  • The student is trained in planning and implementing a comprehensive research project using scientific methods.
  • The student learns to write a comprehensive scientific report.

General competence:

  • The student is trained in communicating professional matters.

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 25 hours, which is the standard for a masters thesis of 30 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 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/examination. 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: more info can be found on the page Description of grades for master thesis.

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:
Environmental Contamination and Toxicology (MSENCOTO)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master Programme in Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, MSENCOTO

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Toksikologi
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Biology


Examination arrangement: Master thesis with oral defense

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis with oral defense 100/100 INSPERA
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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