HIST3910 - Master's Thesis - Globalization and Sustainable Development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's Thesis with oral adjusting exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master's Thesis with oral adjusting exam 100/100

Course content

The academic content of the Masters 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, 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


  • Students will learn how to work on a specialized topic in an academic manner.


  • 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 globalization and sustainable development.

Learning methods and activities

Individual supervision. Compulsory assignment: 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 the examination is completed in English. Please see link for the numbers of hours of supervision eligible for your master's thesis

Compulsory assignments

  • Project description

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.

If you are given a failing grade on the master's thesis you can apply to department to resubmit your master's thesis once. To resubmit, the master's thesis must be completely new or so heavily rewritten that it can be considered a new thesis.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Globalization. The student must have completed 90 ECTS/credits within the programme.

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: English

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Master's Thesis with oral adjusting exam

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master's Thesis with oral adjusting exam 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master's Thesis with oral adjusting exam 100/100





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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