EDU3920 - Master Thesis in Vocational Didactics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The students will carry out a systematic vocational didactic research and development assignment (R&D) within their own vocational field, individually or in collaboration with others. The documentation may take various forms and must show the work processes and results, and enable the work to be understood, in an appropriate way.

Learning outcome

The student can - Analyse and explain the development and place in the society of the student’s own vocational field and how vocational didactic research and development work can contribute to sustainable development in the specialist field and in the industry. - Plan, give the grounds for, carry out and assess a vocational didactic research and development (R&D) assignment - Choose, describe and justify choices of working methods/techniques in the vocational didactic R&D assignment - Use existing research documentation, specialist sources and national mandatory guidelines to illuminate and understand the student’s own R&D work. - Document the student’s own R&D in a way that suits the target group for the R&D assignment and that provides a basis for assessing the quality of the R&D work. - Present and disseminate the results of the student’s own R&D assignment and participate in professional and vocational didactic debate. - Contribute to sustainable development in the student’s own specialist field and the vocational training in the student’s own Vg1, Vg2 and Vg3 [1st, 2nd and 3rd years of upper secondary] classes or in parallel training in a firm.

Compulsory assignments

  • Groupwork
  • Presentasjon
  • 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
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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