MGLU5207 - Master Thesis in English


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master Thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course consists of the master’s thesis. Under supervision, students will design and complete a research project documented through a written master’s thesis. The theme for the assignment is decided by the student in consultation with the supervisor and will therefore vary from student to student. Up to two students can collaborate on data collection but there must be individual research questions and individual master theses.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has advanced, specialized knowledge within a specific area of English language, literature, culture and subject didactics
  • has thorough knowledge of the requirements of an academic text
  • has knowledge of reference standards for academic texts


The student

  • can write English precisely and effectively to generate an academic text
  • can, under supervision, design and complete a research project that conforms to current research ethics
  • can critically apply relevant theoretical approaches and previous research based on the needs of the profession and to identify new areas of research in the field
  • can analyse and apply relevant research methods for English language, literature, culture and subject didactics independently
  • can identify and critically assess various sources of information
  • can refer to sources according to recognized standards in the field
  • can familiarize oneself with literature relevant to conducting research within the specific area of English language, literature, culture and subject didactics

General competence

The student

  • can disseminate extensive independent research work within the subject area and master the language of research in the field
  • can communicate about research questions, scientific positioning, analyses, results in the field
  • can contribute to the development of English as a subject in schools
  • can apply knowledge to find answers to relevant issues within the subject area
  • can disseminate research within the subject area to specialists and teachers

Learning methods and activities

Individual work with individual supervision or supervision in small groups. Group seminars to discuss work in progress and master student conference.

Compulsory assignments

  • Obligatory course work according to course description

Further on evaluation


  • Individual oral presentation of student's own research project
  • Obligatory attendance for group seminars

Obligatory coursework will be evaluated as Approved/Not Approved. All obligatory coursework must be approved in order to submit the thesis.


Individual Master's thesis. The thesis normally has the format of a monograph. Two students can collaborate on data collection but there must be individual research questions and theses. The master’s thesis is assessed by one internal and one external examiner. New and postponed exams are conducted in accordance with current NTNU study regulations.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

Passed English 1 (30 credits) and English 2 (30 credits) or equivalent. Passed FoU assignment in the third year of Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 or 5-10.

Course materials

Course materials and information about the running of the course will be posted on the digital learning platform.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Master Thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master Thesis 100/100





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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