MGLU5232 - Master Thesis in Arts and Crafts Education - written


New from the academic year 2021/2022

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis - written
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

This course consists of work on the master's thesis. The master's thesis is an independent academic research project that is original, critical, ethical, methodical, informed and clearly articulated, related to a topic relevant to arts and crafts. The research project can be theory-driven or practice-led, but the result to be evaluated is a written master's thesis. Supervision is an important element in the work on the master's thesis, and supervision is a compulsory part of the course.

Learning outcome

Knowledge candidate

• has advanced and independent knowledge within methodological, ethical and critical research work within the subject area

• has advanced knowledge of working with a clear research question within the subject area

• has thorough knowledge of academic writing and presentation

• has advanced knowledge of written and multimodal possibilities in the subject area's formats

Skills candidate

• can safely carry out and present a research project at master's level

• can safely present research results and theorize around the practice level or theory-driven research through academic writing at master's level

• can choose between available theoretical alternatives, read research material with theory and critically reflect on how theory informs choices during the research and writing processes

• can use reference systems in accordance with recognized standards

• can find and critically evaluate information in analogue and digital resources

General competence candidate

• is able to use supervision

• has thorough competence in dialogue with others about their own research results, as well as defending their own work

• can analyze and apply current theory in the field to contribute to new thinking and innovation processes at an advanced level

• can use their knowledge to strengthen, develop and work innovatively in the field

Learning methods and activities

The master's thesis is written individually. The learning methods consist of:

  •  Independent individual work under the supervision of a supervisor. Audits can take place individually or in groups.
  • Two verbal presentations of the master's project in process, including opposition from fellow students' master's projects in process, midway and towards the end of the process.

All students must read, understand and sign a written agreement that regulates the master's thesis process. The agreement confirms that a supervision relationship has been established, that the topic has been approved by the supervisor and that the parts (student, supervisor and department) know, understand and have accepted the regulations specified in the agreement. Organization of collaboration with and research at institutions that are relevant to their own master's project must be arranged by the students themselves.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory activity 1
  • Mandatory activity 2
  • Mandatory activity 3
  • Compulsory assignments according to course description

Further on evaluation

Mandatory activities

There are three compulsory activities in this topic. These compulsory activities must be approved in order to submit the exam papers. They are as follows:

Mandatory activity 1: Guidance

Compulsory activity 2: Participation in a mid-term seminar. Verbal presentation of the master's project in process including opposition from fellow students' master's projects in process. The preliminary written master's thesis must be submitted to a fellow student and supervisor before the mid-term seminar.

Compulsory activity 3: Participation in a final process seminar. Verbal presentation of the master's project in process including opposition from fellow students' master's projects in process. The preliminary master's thesis must be submitted to a fellow student and supervisor before the final process seminar.

Form of assessment and grading scale

The written master's thesis is considered an exam for this course. The master's thesis must be written in accordance with guidelines in line with the ILU requirements given by the course coordinator. The master's thesis is assessed through the letter grade A-F, where the grades A-E mean passed and F means failed.

The Master thesis is normally written as a monograph. The thesis is submitted individually or as joint work between two students. If the thesis is submitted as joint work, a document must be attached which describes the contribution of the individual candidate. This will normally involve individual assessment of the candidates.

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

Arts and Crafts 1 and Arts and Crafts 2 must be passed

Course materials

The final syllabus is posted on Blackboard before the start of studies.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  30.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

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 thesis - written

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Master thesis - written 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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