EDU3910 - Master Thesis in Sciences Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 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

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

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 01.09.2018
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Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

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's thesis

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