KULT3332 - STS: Project Oriented Master's Thesis in STS


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis 100/100

Course content

The course consists of knowledge gathering for a company / institution and analysis of this. The content will vary depending on the institution the student has practice in, and his or her needs, desires and objectives. The specific thesis topic for the master's thesis is prepared in consultation with the supervisor and data / source acquisition should be linked to the practical period. The thesis should normally have a scope of approx. 15 000 - 25 000 words. Two students in the same company / institution can choose to write the master's thesis together. If this is chosen, each student must explain what parts he / she is responsible for and the length of the assignment should be 30 000 - 50 000 words.

Learning outcome

The thesis must be related to a company or an institution / organization and have relevance for the host institution. The thesis work will provide students with theoretical and practical training in conducting a research work.


A candidate with employment-oriented thesis in STS:

  • Has working with the thesis acquired a thorough knowledge of a corporate / institutional business; visions, aspirations, goals and challenges.
  • Can outline different perspectives using advanced STS theory
  • Have good knowledge of the development of the design and methodology of getting to do a limited R & D contract for a company / institution.
  • Can obtain and process research-based knowledge about a particular, limited topic related to a corporate / institutional R & D need and use relevant theory to elucidate this research assignment.
  • Have knowledge of research ethics guidelines.


A candidate with employment-oriented thesis in STS:

  • Have experience in doing relevant research work for companies, organizations / institutions related to a specified and limited problem area.
  • Have training in a type of systematics and abstraction that is suitable for use in R & D work.
  • Have training in systematic and analytical report writing.

Learning methods and activities

Master's thesis written under the guidance of the department, in groups and individually. Please see link for the numbers of hours of supervision eligible for your master’s thesis

Further on evaluation

An adjusting oral part is included in the assessment.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Science and Technology Studies (STS) (MSTS)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to Master's program in STS and passed KULT3301, KULT3303, KULT3304, KULT3322, EiT/HiP, KULT3331 and KULT3307 or equivalent.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Science and Technology Studies
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Interdisciplinary Studies of Culture


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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