EDU3910 - Master Thesis in Sciences Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Through in-depth studies and independent research work the students will gain practice in methodical and systematic work on a problem within natural science didactics. The assignment will be based on a scientific investigation starting with a problem relevant to teaching and learning the natural sciences in school or communicating the natural sciences in other contexts. 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. Tutorials also involve the required checks on data collection and processing and general research techniques. Special guidelines have been prepared for the master thesis. Tutorials are arranged between the student and the tutor and are regulated through a tutorial agreement.The work on the thesis will equate to 1.5 semester’s full time work commitment. The master thesis has requirements governing which students may undertake it, which means that the subject is reserved for students who are selected for the master in subject didactics, natural science didactics branch of studies.

Learning outcome

The student - can work methodically and systematically on a problem in natural 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

Compulsory assignments

  • Tutorial discussions with tutor
  • Presentation of draft manuscripts
  • Presentation of draft manuscripts

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.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MGLU5209 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
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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)
  • Didactics of the Natural Sciences
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Life 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 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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