Course code M60-MAT

M60-MAT Master's Thesis

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Course responsible: Hilde Vinje, Morten Sørlie
ECTS credits: 60
Faculty: Faculty of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Food Science
Teaching exam periods:
Annual, augtumn an spring parallell.
Course frequency: Starting in the autumn parallel and spring parallel.
First time: Study year 2014-2015
Preferential right:
Students enrolled in the master's programme in food science.
Course contents:

The food industry is responsible for producing healthy, safe and sustainable products. 

The Master thesis consists of an original research project during the last two semesters of the study.The Master thesis can be written as a monograph or scientific article. Students receive guidance from appointed supervisor and co-supervisor(s). The guidelines shall ensure that students receive advice literature, practical advice on any data collection, and ethical guidelines. The exam consists of the submission of the thesis and an oral examination in the form of a presentation and discussion about the task. The oral examination can be used to adjust the grade on the thesis.

Learning outcome:

KNOWLEDGE: After completing the thesis, the student will be able to conduct and implement an independent research project on a selected topic.

SKILLS: Use relevant theories and research methods as a tool in research. Analyze and draw conclusions from an independent research project.

GENERAL COMPETENCE: 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 entitled to 80 hours of supervision totally inclusive assessment of the thesis.
Teaching materials developed individually.
 It requires a bachelor's degree in food science or equivalent.
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.

Master's students must sign out from the laboratory before the Mater's exam. The sign-out must be approved within the deadline for results.

Written assginment and oral defense counts 100%.
Nominal workload:
1500 hours.
Entrance requirements:
The course is reserved for students who are admitted to the Masterprogramme in Food Sciene.
Type of course:
The student work full-time with the thesis in two semesters.

Supervision in English on demand.

The main supervisor must be a scientific employee at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Co-supervisors may be employed at other universities or external research institutions / industry. Co-supervisors must be approved by the main supervisor and the responsible Faculty. The total hours of supervision are to be divided between all supervisors.

The external examiner will participate in the assessment of the thesis and an oral examination.
Examination details: Combined assessment: Letter grades