PSY3913 - Master Thesis in Work and Organisational Psychology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis and oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Master thesis and oral examination 100/100

Learning outcome

Knowledge: The student has a high degree of insight into the theme that the student has chosen to write the master thesis about. Skills: The student can develop research questionsThe student can write project descriptions.The student can plan according to time available to do research project.The student can receive advice and input from others in relationship to their own research.The student can carry out a study and a research process. The student can write a scientific journal paper.The student can orally discuss their research plans and findingsThe student can evaluate ethics in their researchGeneral competence:The student is capable to independently perform a research project. The student is capable to report research orally and in writing.

Learning methods and activities

Teaching methods: Self study with supervision.

Activities: Minimum 50% participation at the thesis seminar.

Supervision is a mandatory part of the program for those students who wish to submit a thesis. All Master students must complete a Masters Work agreement prior to the establishment of supervisory relationships. The Department will approve the research topic and the appointment of supervisors. Deadlines for applications for approval of topic and supervisor will be announced by the Department. Application forms are available at office of the Department. Individual rules for the design of the thesis and criteria for evaluation have been drawn up. These are available by contacting the Department.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory participation in the thesis seminar

Further on evaluation

Assessment: Thesis in monograph form or in article form. The oral presentation and examination of the assignment, the assignment is the basis for evaluation. The oral examination consists of a defense from students for approximately 10 minutes and a round of questioning. The oral examination is used to adjust the grade. The student can choose an open or closed exam. If there it is an open exam, the student may have 5 People present during the examination, if it is a closed examination only the committee and the student are present. Deadline for submission of the thesis is the 1st of May.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Psychology (MPSY) - some programmes

Required previous knowledge

All examinations in the Masters in Work and Organizational Psychology should be passed before the thesis can be submitted.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
PSY3902 45.0 AUTUMN 2012
PSY3907 45.0 AUTUMN 2012
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Version: 1
Credits:  45.0 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Psychology
Contact information

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Psychology


Examination arrangement: Master thesis and oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Master thesis and oral examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis and oral examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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