M60-BIOTEK Master's Thesis

Credits (ECTS):60

Course responsible:Åsmund Røhr Kjendseth, Hilde Vinje

Campus / Online:Taught campus Ås

Teaching language:Engelsk, norsk

Course frequency:Autumn and spring parallel.

Nominal workload:1500 hours

Teaching and exam period:Autumn and spring

About this course

Biotechnology is very important in the transition towards a greener and more sustainable society.

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.

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.

  • Independent work under supervision
  • The student is entitled to 80 hours of supervision totally including assessment of the thesis
  • It requires a bachelor's degree in biotechnology or equivalent.
  • Written assignment and oral defense, counts 100 %.

  • The internal and external examiner will participate in the assessment of the thesis and the oral examination.
  • Approved Master`s contract between student and supervisor (s),with detailed progressplan, to be handed in at the Faculty before the project starts.
  • 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 student work full-time with the thesis in two semesters.
  • Students at M-BIOTEK
  • The course is reserved for students who are admitted to the Master's degree in Biotechnology.