FY3960 - Master's Thesis in Physics Education


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The student will gain practice in methodical and systematic work on a problem within physics education through in-depth studies and independent research work. The thesis should be based on a scientific investigation of a problem relevant to teaching and learning physics and natural sciences in school, or communicating physics and natural sciences in other contexts. Historical studies on physics may be included. Through individual supervision, the student will receive technical, methodical and text-critical feedback during the course of the thesis. The supervision also involves control of data collection and processing and general research ethics. The department has prepared special guidelines for the master's thesis. The work on the thesis shall equate to one semester's full time work commitment.

Learning outcome

The student

  • is able to work methodogically and systematically on a problem in physics education
  • is able to plan and complete an independent research project in accordance with scientific principles and research ethics
  • is able to discuss and communicate knowledge about his or her own field of research with specialists and others

Learning methods and activities

Seminars, individual work, individual supervision. The student must sign an agreement with the department concerning the master's thesis. The agreement confirms that the thesis' subject is approved by the department, and that the student is familiar with and accepts the terms for completion of the thesis.

Compulsory assignments

  • Presentation of the thesis
  • Presentation of manuscript draft
  • Supervision

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Natural Science with Teacher Education, years 8 - 13 (MLREAL)

Required previous knowledge

The first four years of the five-year programme Natural Sciences with Teacher Education, including all practical training, must be successfully completed. The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Didactics of Natural Sciences
  • Physics
  • Life Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
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
  • * 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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