MGLU5209 - Master Thesis in Science


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master 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

  • Oral presentation

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities

Oral presentation of the master project.

Assessed as approved or not approved. Approved presentation is required 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. The students are normally assesed individually.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 1-7 (MGLU1-7)
Primary and Lower Secondary Teacher Education for Years 5-10 (MGLU5-10)

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
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian


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

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
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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