GEOG3910 - Master's Thesis - Globalisation and Sustainable Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The academic content of the Master’s thesis must include a scientific investigation of a theme related to globalization. The thesis must be written in English. It should be between 17 500 - 24 500 words (New Times Roman 12 pt, 1.5 spacing, approximately 50-70 pages), and should demonstrate the student’s ability to carry out an independent scientific research task. The content of the thesis should fulfill an academic level appropriate to a Master’s level course, and relate to some of the aspects of the interdisciplinary framework of the courses taught in the master programme. The topic for the master thesis is selected in consultation with a supervisor.

Learning outcome

Knowledge: Students will learn how to work on a specialized topic in an academic manner.
Skills: The students will be trained in the formulation of research questions and gathering and analyzing data.
General competence: The students will achieve competency in analyzing processes of change related to globalisation and sustainable development.

Learning methods and activities

Individual supervision. Compulsory assignments: A detailed proposal in the form of a written outline of the thesis (around 5 pages) at the end of the third semester. It is expected that examination is completed in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project proposal

Further on evaluation

Examination: Master`s thesis and one hour oral defence of the thesis. The deadline for submission of the thesis is normally in May. At the beginning of the oral examination the candidate must hold a 10-15-minute presentation of the thesis. It will not be possible to use PowerPoint or similar presentation tools. The grade for the master's thesis may be adjusted after the oral examination.

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Globalisation and Sustainable Development (MSGLOPOL)

Required previous knowledge

Completed all the compulsory and elective courses in the master program.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • Globalization
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Geography



Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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