FARM3901 - Thesis in Pharmacy


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The master's thesis is a project of 52,5 credits. It is to be an independent research exercise within a relevant research area conducted under supervision. More information about the thesis is given in the Guidelines for the Master's Thesis at the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Learning outcome

After completion of the master's thesis the candidate has the following knowledge, skills and general competence:


  • The candidate has comprehensive knowledge within a pharmaceutical topic and the scientific methodology required to perform a research project or development project.
  • The candidate has comprehensive knowledge on central principles and legislation related to the ethics of research


  • The candidate can perform a limited research/development project within the field of pharmacy.
  • The candidate can use the statistical and epidemiological methods that are relevant for a given research project.
  • The candidate can use scientific knowledge to generate solutions to advanced theoretical and practical pharmaceutical problems.
  • The candidate can analyze and relate critically to various sources of information, and use these to structure and formulate scientific arguments.

General competence

  • The candidate can communicate the importance of scientific documentation and the difference between documented and undocumented claims.
  • The candidate can contribute to quality development and innovation within the field
  • The candidate can communicate evidence-based knowledge to health professionals, patients and the general public.

Learning methods and activities

Independent project work with supervision.

Further on evaluation

In addition to the written work, there will be an oral exam. The exam consists of a student presentation (approx. 20 minutes), followed by an oral examination lasting around 60 minutes. The examiners will set a preliminary grade on the written work before the oral exam. The grade given on the written work may be adjusted up to one grade after the oral exam. If the written work is given the grade F, no oral examination will be held.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Pharmacy (MFARMASI)

Required previous knowledge

Admission to the Master of Science in Pharmacy. The student must have passed all exams (totalling 67.5 credits) before the thesis is submitted.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FARM3100 30.0 AUTUMN 2017
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Version: 1
Credits:  52.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pharmacy
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Clinical and Molecular Medicine


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100 A 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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