Course code M30-FOL

M30-FOL Master's Thesis

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Course responsible: Ruth Kjærsti Raanaas, Emma Charlott Andersson Nordbø
ECTS credits: 30
Faculty: Faculty of Landscape and Society
Teaching language: EN, NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
The course runs both autum and spring with equivalent exam periods.
Course frequency: Every semester. Start up in autum and spring.
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
The course is reserved for students whom attend the master programme in public health (M-FOL and M-FOL-DEL).
Course contents:
Master Thesis consists of an independent research work during the last term of the study. The thesis can be written as a monograph or as a scientific article including an independent introduction. The thesis is compulsory in the master's degree. The thesis is based on plans, which the student have prepared in the course FHV353. The student will receive supervision by an appointed supervisor (40 hours). The supervisor shall ensure that student gets relevant advice during the whole process, including searching for literature, data collection, and that ethical guidelines are followed. The exam consists of the submission of the thesis and an oral examination in the form of a presentation and discussion about the thesis. The results from the oral exam can be used to adjust the final grade on the thesis.
Learning outcome:

After a completed master's thesis the student can:

- Complete independent research work from a chosen research question.

- Use relevant theories and research methods.

- Analyze and draw conclusions from a research project.

- Disseminate knowledge, both written and orally, based on a reseach project.

- Follow the ethical guidlines of scientific research.

Learning activities:
Individual work under guidance.
Teaching support:
The supervisor(s) has 40 hours available for supervison and examination.
The course material is developed individually.
The course is reserved for students whom attend the master programme in public health. FHV315, FHV330, FHV320 must be passed before any work on the master's thesis can begin. The course FHV353 Project plan for the master's thesis in public health must be passed before the exam.
Recommended prerequisites:
The written thesis and the oral exam counts for 100 % of the grade. Graded A-F.
Nominal workload:
750 hours.
Entrance requirements:
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Individual work with guidance.

Guidance can be given in English.

The main supervisor must be one of the scientific staff at NMBU. Staff from other educational- and research institutions may be used as co-supervisors. If there is to be such an agreement, this must be approved by the main supervisor and the institute. The hours set to guidance will then be divided between the supervisors.

An external examinator will participate in both the assessment of the written thesis and the oral exam.
Examination details: Term paper: Letter grades