MGLU5209 - Master Thesis in Science


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master's thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

This course consists of work with the master thesis. With supervision, the student designs and carries out a research project that is documented through the written master thesis. The topic of the thesis is decided by the student together with the student's supervisor. An important part of the work is to aquire insight into literature relevant for the thesis, and thus the course material will be individual.

Learning outcome


The student

  • has advanced knowledge within important areas of science education
  • has specialised knowledge within a particular theme in science education
  • has thorough knowledge on the requirements of an academic text in science education


The student

  • can under supervision design and carry out a research project according to ethical norms in current research
  • can use relevant methods for research in science education in an independent way
  • can navigate and critically view different sources of information
  • can refer to information sources according to recognized standards
  • can comprehend the literature relevant for conducting research within a specific area of science education


The student

  • can communicate a comprehensive independent research project using the forms of expression common in the field
  • can contribute to the development of science as a subject in school

Learning methods and activities

Individual study and with supervision indivually or in groups.

Compulsory assignments

  • Supervision
  • Attendance at seminars
  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities

Supervision is mandatory in the work on the master's thesis and is carried out in consultation with the appointed supervisor.

Attendance at seminars.

Oral presentation of the master project. Assessed as approved or not approved.

Compulsory activities must be approved before the master thesis can be submitted for assessment.


The master thesis is assessed with a letter grade A-F.

The thesis is normally an indvidual work, but may be a joint work by two students. When the thesis is a joint work a description of the two students' contributions shall be provided in or with the thesis. When the master's thesis is submitted as a joint project, a joint grade is normally given for the thesis. In rare cases, however, it may be relevant to assess the candidates differently.

Specific conditions

Required previous knowledge

- Fulfilled Science 1 and Science 2 (in sum 60 ECTS)

- Fulfilled the R&D-project in the third year of the study program

Course materials

Individual curriculum.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EDU3910 30.0 AUTUMN 2018
DID3950 30.0 AUTUMN 2021
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Version: A
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Master's thesis

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





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master's 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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