IDR3921 - Thesis in Sport Sciences


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The master thesis is a scientific thesis where students will demonstrate both breadth and depth in the field of choice. The choice of the topic will normally be limited to the research fields of the scientific staff. The thesis should be approximately 19 0000 words and should not exceed 28 000 words. The thesis is normally written as an individual work and should be in the form of a monograph. Supervision is an essential component of the work with the master thesis. It ensures that the student obtains the necessary skills; it is a quality assurance of the data collection and analysis and ensures that ethical guidelines are followed. Therefore, supervision is a compulsory part of the study. Students choosing to write the 30 credits Master Thesis have to participate in a specialisation course (15 credits).
For students in the 5-year teacher education in fysical education and sports: The Master thesis must be relevant for the profession and may be both disciplinary and/or didactic, and the student should be able to describe the professional relevance of the Master Thesis.

Learning outcome

Knowledge – the student shall:
* learn how to carry out an independent research project.
* through obligatory supervision, gain insight into the different stages of the research process: constructive and critical evaluation of different research, research planning and cooperation, data collection , analysis and dissemination.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:
* carry out an independent research project.
* through work on a master’s dissertation acquire skills which can be used not only in relation to research, but also in investigation, teaching, journalism, etc.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching method and activities: Individual supervision and compulsory master seminar. The master thesis topic must be approved by the department. After approval of topic, the thesis has to be delivered within a time frame of 20 weeks. Form of assessment: Master thesis, a 30 minutes presentation of the thesis and an oral exam. The presentation and oral exam may adjust the grade on the Master Thesis by 1 unit.
The course is reserved for students admitted to a particular programme.

Compulsory assignments

  • Individual supervision and participation on the masterseminar

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:
Physical Education and Sport with Teacher Education (MLKIDR)
Sport Sciences (MIDR)

Required previous knowledge

Admisson to master degree of sport Sciences or 5-year Master in Science in Physical Education and Sports With Teacher education. All other exams in the master degree must have been passed before the final master degree exam.

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: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Sport Science
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Sociology and Political Science



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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