EUR3001 - Master's Thesis in European Studies


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100

Course content

The Master's Thesis is an individually written, research-based academic dissertation on a topic that is relevant to the study of contemporary Europe broadly conceived, the European integration process and European/EU relations since 1945. The MA thesis should have a length between 20,000 and 30,000 words, including notes, bibliography and figures. It should relate and contribute to existing research on the chosen topic and include a theoretical and/or conceptual framework.

Learning outcome

Successful candidates are expected to have acquired the following knowledge and skills:


Candidates have

  • in-depth, expert knowledge in their field of research
  • detailed knowledge about issues of relevance for students of European Studies
  • are familiar with planning and conducting research, finding and working with various kinds of sources and presenting their research findings in a scholarly manner


Candidates are

  • able to conduct independent and original research
  • able to collect and critically interpret relevant empirical data and apply appropriate theoretical and/or conceptual frameworks
  • are capable of designing and operationalizing a research proposal
  • sharp in their academic writing, argumentative and presentation skills

Learning methods and activities

Students are expected to engage in independent research. The assigned supervisor will provide guidance throughout the elaboration of the MA thesis. Compulsory activities include meeting with the thesis supervisor and a one-day seminar with fellow students. Please see link for the numbers of hours of supervision eligible for your master's thesis

Compulsory assignments

  • One-day seminar

Further on evaluation

Students who wish to write their thesis in a language other than English (e.g. Norwegian) should consult the programme leader. A provisional grade will be given prior to the formal oral examination. This temporary grade can be adjusted up or down after the examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
European Studies (MEURSTUD)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in European Studies/masterprogrammet i Europastudier.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EUR3000 30.0 AUTUMN 2011
EUR3010 30.0 AUTUMN 2011
EUR3900 30.0 AUTUMN 2011
EUR3011 30.0 AUTUMN 2012
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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)
  • European studies
  • European Studies
  • History
  • Political Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master's thesis with adjusting oral exam 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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