Objective of the Master's Thesis
The purpose of the master's thesis is to develop the students' scientific problem-focused approach and improve their ability to pursue lifelong learning. In their work on the thesis, the students will train in resolving problems independently, undertaking critical assessment of scientific literature and formulating clear research questions.
Topics and Number of Credits
The master's thesis gives 60 credits, and corresponds to one year of full-time work. However, planning of the thesis should commence as early as possible.
The wide range of research expertise among faculty members mean that the standard of thesis projects is very high and there are opportunities to cover a large variety of subjects. A selection of potential projects will be presented in the first semester of the master's programme.
Topics to date have included memory, navigation, senses, brain metabolism and neurotoxicity.
Finding a Project
Potential projects for the master's thesis will be presented in the first semester. We do not expect that you have a project before you start.
Many research groups at NTNU offer master's thesis projects, including:
- Trondheim fMRI group
- Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience/Centre for Neural Computation
- Developmental Neuroscience Laboratory