FY3900 - Master Thesis in Physics


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

Research project of 60 sp under supervision, within physics or physics based science.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student should obtain in depth knowledge within the subject area of the master thesis. Skills: The student is trained in systematic acquisition of information. The student is trained in planning and implementing a comprehensive research project using scientific methods. The student learns to write a comprehensive scientific report. General competence: The student is trained in communicating professional matters.

Learning methods and activities

Oral presentation of the master thesis after submission of the thesis. All students doing their master's thesis at the Faculty of Natural Sciences, should conclude an agreement regarding counselling. The standard contact period with the supervisor(s) is 50 hours. Any contact between supervisor/s and student beyond this, depends on the supervisor(s) choice of supervision methodology. It is expected that the student works independently beyond the standard contact period. At the beginning of the 4th semester, there will be a seminar where the students give a compulsory oral presentation of their thesis work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

Grading of master's theses follows a Norwegian policy. Read more about the guidelines on Description of grades for master thesis.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Physics (MSPHYS)

Required previous knowledge

Admittance to the master program and a master's degree agreement.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
FY3900 60.0 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 2
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Physics


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis 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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