EDU3900 - Master Thesis in Social Science Education


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 an independent research project in a field chosen by the student. The extent of the thesis is 80-100 A4 pages (see the special guidelines for the master thesis). The purpose of the master thesis is for the students to study a subject in depth and develop practice in methodical and systematic work on an issue within the didactics of the social sciences. The work has to be independent and research based. Supervision and tutorials will ensure technical, methodical and text-critical feedback for the student during the course of the assignment and are a compulsory part of the study. The work on the thesis will equate 1.5 semester’s full time study commitment.

Learning outcome

The student - can work methodically and systematically on a problem in social science didactics - can plan and carry out an independent research project in line with scientific principles and research ethics - can discuss and communicate knowledge of the student’s own field of research with both specialists and others

Learning methods and activities

Assignment seminars, individual work, supervision. The master thesis has a study admission requirement which means that the course is reserved for students already admitted to the master in social science didactics. All students have to enter into a contract on the implementation and execution of the assignment. This agreement confirms that the subject of study is approved and that both parties understand and accept the existing guidelines for carrying out the assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Presentation
  • Guidence

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Educational Studies (MFAGD) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

It is normally required that all courses in the first year of the programme should be approved before beginning the master thesis.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Social Studies
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 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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