SARB3910 - Master's Thesis in Globalization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Master thesis
Grade: Letter grades

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

Course content

The academic content of the Masters thesis must include a scientific investigation of a theme related to globalization. The thesis must be written in English. It should be between 17 500 - 24 500 words (12 pt, 1.5 spacing, approximately 50-70 pages), and should demonstrate the students ability to carry out an independent scientific research task. The content of the thesis should fulfill an academic level appropriate to a Masters level course, and relate to some of the aspects of the interdisciplinary framework of the courses taught in the Masters programme. The topic for the Master's thesis is selected in consultation with a supervisor.

Learning outcome

The students should be able to work with a specialized topic in an academic manner. The students will be trained in the formulation of research questions and in gathering and analyzing data. The students will achieve competency in analyzing processes of change related to globalization.

Learning methods and activities

Individual supervision. Compulsory assignments: A detailed proposal in the form of a written outline of the thesis(around 5 pages) at the end of the third semester. The deadline for submission of the Masters thesis is normally 2nd of May. The student must have passed all courses in the Master's programme before the Master's thesis can be submitted.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignment

Further on evaluation

The Master's thesis must be approved before the student can present herself/himself for the 30 minute oral examination related to the Master's thesis. The oral examination is held in English. The grade for the Master's thesis may be adjusted after the oral examination.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Globalisation and Sustainable Development (MSGLOPOL)

Required previous knowledge

Requires admission to the Master's programme in Globalization. The student must have completed 90ECTS/credits within the programme.

More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Globalisation
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Social Work


Examination arrangement: Master thesis

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



Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Master thesis 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
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