IDR3921 - Master's Thesis in Sport Sciences


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis with oral adjustment exam
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master's thesis with oral adjustment exam 100/100

Course content

The master's thesis must include a scientific analysis of a topic within the framework of sport sciences. The thesis should be between 50-55 pages and must not exceed 22 000 words (table of contents, reference list and attachments are excluded). The thesis can be written as a monograph or a scientific article styled for a predefined journal. If the thesis is written as an article, it must be followed by an introductory narrative of up to 5 000 words.

The student must participate in the compulsory master's thesis seminars. Supervision constitutes a substantial part of the work with the thesis. This ensures that the student is offered the necessary knowledge and involves an essential control of the collecting and treatment of data, within ethical research guidelines. Supervision is therefore a compulsory component of the programme for students who wish to submit a master’s thesis.

Learning outcome

Knowledge - the student shall:

  • learn how to carry out independent research.
  • through the master's seminars and supervision receive an insight into the different steps of the research process: engage in constructive and critical evaluation of others research, plan research, collect data, analysis and presentation.

Skills - the student shall demonstrate the ability to:

  • carry out independent research.
  • through work on a master's thesis, acquire skills that are useful not only in relation to research but also in relation to investigative work, teaching, journalism etc.

Learning methods and activities

Compulsory master's thesis seminars and supervision. The subject of the thesis must be approved by the department. Every student must sign a master's thesis agreement which, among other things, regulates supervision. Submission of the master's thesis agreement is before January 10 in the spring semester. The thesis has a deadline and must be submitted before 21 weeks (including Easter) have passed after submission of the master's thesis agreement. The deadline of the thesis is therefore June 6 in the spring semester.

Compulsory assignments

  • Master's thesis seminars and supervision
  • Individual supervision and participation on the masterseminar

Further on evaluation

The oral exam may adjust the grade by one unit on the scale. All other examinations in the Master's programme must be passed before the final thesis exam.

Specific conditions

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, years 8 - 13 (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 2022

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2023

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 with oral adjustment exam

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master's thesis with oral adjustment 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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