MGLU5230 - Master Thesis in Applied Pedagogy


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

Under supervision, the student must plan and carry out independent research work with relevance to pedagogical work in the school. The work on the master's thesis must be based on a project plan that the student has prepared and that is approved in advance. The student can choose whether the research work should include empirical data or only be theoretically based. The master's thesis is the research report where the student documents the work and presents research findings. Through the master's thesis, the student must, based on a chosen research question, show insight into current research, theories and methods.

Learning outcome


The student

- has in-depth knowledge of a limited pedagogical subject area

- has in-depth knowledge of the research process, from planning, via implementation and to documentation of an independent research work


The student:

- can under supervision supervise and carry out a research project in line with current research ethics norms

- can activly find and use research literature and theory that is relevant to conduct research within a limited subject area in pedagogy

- can use relevant research methods to carry out a pedagogical research work / investigate pedagogical issues

- can orientate, and critically relate to different sources of information


The student

- can convey an extensive independent research work within the subject area

- can critically assess various research work and their validity and relevance

- can apply insight into special issues related to diversity and inclusion issues, and contribute to the development of a democratic school

Learning methods and activities

Individual work under supervision in groups and / or individually.

Further on evaluation

The master's thesis is normally written in monograph form. The thesis is delivered individually or as a joint project for two students. If the thesis is submitted as joint work, a document describing the individual candidate's contribution must be attached. This will normally involve individual assessment of the candidates

Required previous knowledge

Passed PEL 1-4 (a total of 60 credits) or equivalent Passed FoU- assignment in the third year of primary school teacher education. Passed 30 credits in professional pedagogy in the third year of primary school teacher education. Passed 30 credits in profession-oriented pedagogy in the fifth year of primary school teacher education.

Course materials

Self-chosen syllabus

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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian


Subject area(s)
  • Teacher Education
  • 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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