Course code M30-LUN

M30-LUN Master's Thesis

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Course responsible: Hans Erik Lefdal
ECTS credits: 30
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Teaching exam periods:
Autumn and spring parallel.
Course frequency: Every semester.
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Course contents:

The Master thesis consists of an independent research project during the last semester of the study.The Master thesis can be written as a monograph or scientific article. Students receive guidance from an appointed supervisor and co-supervisor (s). The supervision will ensure that students find literature, and get practical advice on data collection and laboratory work, as well as ethical guidelines. The exam is in the form of a student presentation and a scientific discussion about the masterproject.

The master's thesis can be discipline-related in science or teacher profession oriented. We offer master's theses in physics, chemistry, biology, geosciences, mathematics and informatics, or science education, nature education and pedagogy with emphasis on teaching science and nature.

Learning outcome:

After completing the thesis, the student will be able to:

- Conduct an independent research project on a selected topic.

- Use relevant theories and research methods as a tool in research.

- Analyze and draw conclusions from an independent research project.

- Convey information based on the independent research project in writing and orally.

- Read, understand and make use of research litterature.

- Adhere to ethics guidelines.

Learning activities:
Independent work under supervision.
Teaching support:
The student is normally entitled to supervision of 40 hours (including the supervisor's share of the marking).
Syllabus:
Teaching materials developed individually.
Prerequisites:
Requires admission to  NMBU master programme for teacher education.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Approved Master`s contract between student and supervisor (s),with detailed progressplan, to be handed in at the Faculty before the project starts.
Assessment:
Written assignment with oral defense, counts 100%.
Nominal workload:
900 hours
Type of course:
The student work full-time with the thesis in one semester.
Examiner:
The internal and external examiner will participate in the assessment of the thesis and the oral examination.
Examination details: Term paper: A - E / F