GEOG3940 - Master's Thesis - Natural Resources Management - Geography


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The thesis consists of a scientific presentation of a chosen topic. The thesis should be between 35 000 - 44 000 words (Times New Roman 12 / spacing 1.5 / approximately 100 - 125 pages), and should demonstrate the students ability to carry out an independent scientific reearch task. The student must prepare a project proposal for the master`s thesis during the first semester. Supervisor will be assigned on the basis of this prosject proposal. The topic for the master`s thesis is selected in consultation with a supervisor. The supervisor must be kept informed about the progress of the writing.

Learning outcome

The aim of the course is to give the students training in doing a substantial individual research project.

Learning methods and activities

Individual supervision. It is expected that examinations must be completed in English.
All master’s candidates at the Department of Geography have to sign an agreement for carrying out a master’s thesis. The agreement confirms that the topic for the master's thesis is approved, that the tutorial relationship has been established and that the parties (student, tutor and department) are familiar with the guidelines that apply for carrying out a master's thesis at the Department of Geography. The agreement is also governed by legislation, study regulations and the study programme for the master's degree.

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. The Master's thesis must be approved before the student can present herself/himself for oral examination related to the master's thesis. 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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Natural Resources Management (MSNARM) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

Completed a minimum of 45 credits within the study program.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  60.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Geography
  • 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
  • * 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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