MA3950 - Mathematics Master Thesis


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The Master Thesis is usually done in one of the research fields of the department. As a rule, the work is done during the 5th year of study, normally in the 10th semester. Students should plan the choice of the courses as early as possible in order to take courses that are both relevant for the field of specialization and give a certain breadth. The thesis can be diciplin oriented or oriented towards didactics.

In the thesis, the candidate shall reflect briefly on its relevance for the candidate as a teacher, and its contribution to/relevance for sustainable development in light of for example the UN sustainability goals or sustainable development as a multidisciplinary subject in Norwegian schools, as described in the National Curriculum.

Learning outcome

Work on the Thesis is the core of the Master program. The Master Thesis should be an independent scientific work (that could be in the form of a survey) where the student shows understanding of the current research and/or relevant theories and methods that are important with respect to the topic of the Thesis.

Learning methods and activities

The Master Thesis is an independent study of current scientific articles and books, and is an independent scientific work under the supervision of a faculty member. Investigations and analyses can also be included. Results obtained when working on the thesis could also be presented in a seminar. The candidate must give an oral presentation of the thesis before a grade is given.

Compulsory assignments

  • Oral presentation of the Oral presentation before it is censored

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Natural Science with Teacher Education, years 8 - 13 (MLREAL)

Required previous knowledge

The thesis work presupposes that the candidate has taken relevant courses, supporting the special area for the thesis. The first four years of the teacher program must have been completed. Admission to a programme of study is required: Natural Science with Teacher Education (MLREAL)

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
MA3950 30.0 AUTUMN 2016
More on the course

Version: 2
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: -

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Mathematical Sciences


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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



Room Building Number of candidates
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