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M4: Master Thesis
|Master programme in||
Social Entrepreneurship and Management * / Social Entrepreneurship and Management
|Type of activity||
Read about the Master Programme and find the Study Regulations at ruc.dk
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity|
|Head of study|
IMT Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The objective of the Master’s thesis is that the student demonstrates knowledge and proficiency in using scientific theories and methods during the work with a defined, academic and relevant research question in the field of social entrepreneurship, social enterprises, social innovation, CSR, sustainability, social economy organization and/or management.
The master’s thesis is a major independent study project that is problem- oriented, exemplary and participant-managed. The master's thesis consists of a time-limited and targeted academic process where a problem is formulated, analysed and worked with
|Detailed description of content||
The master thesis is supported by supervision and thesis seminars. There will be two seminars during the semester with the aim of allowing students to share and develop dimensions of their master thesis with their peers. The seminars are coordinated by a teachers from the programme and relies on active participation of students.
Supervision: Students will have a supervisor assigned. The aim of supervision is to support the project work through feedback and constructive critique to help the group progress with their project work. The supervision is centered around the students’ problem formulation and under concern for the students’ freedom to choose theories and method within the frame of the module’s project description.
Students are expected to independently manage the project, which includes taking the initiative to meet with the supervisor and to send an agenda and reading instructions prior to supervision meetings. The students are also expected to engage in a dialogue on agreement and expectations with regards to the collaboration with the supervisor. The number of supervision hours depends on the group size and are specified in the project work guidelines, which are shared on moodle.
Competency reflection: A competency reflection must be submitted with the project on all modules. The details about the competency reflection are described in the project work guidelines. It is an individual reflection on the learning and competency development through the course of the studies. It has the aim of supporting students in articulating their competency development and progression throughout the programme. It is meant as a tool that the students can use to create an overview and construct and overview of their progression from one semester to the next.
The details about the competency reflection are described in the project work guidelines
|Course material and Reading list||
There is no common syllabus for thesis work. Students themselves select relevant literature for their project work.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
The master thesis corresponds to 30 ECTS = 810 working hours per student.
Working hours related to specified activities:
Teaching and learning activities
|Evaluation and feedback||
The thesis is evaluated by a survey by the end of the semester.
Project and group formation takes place in the third week of the semester. A detailed programme and description can be found on moodle.
|Overall learning outcomes||
After completing this activity, students will be able to:
|Form of examination||
Master thesis written individually or in a group
Permitted group size: 2-4 students.
The student(s) can choose whether the assessment should be based on solely the written product or on both the written product and the oral exam.
The character limits of the master thesis are:
for 1 student: 120,000-150,000 characters, including spaces.
For 2 students: 145,000-200,000 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 170,000-225,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 195,000-250,000 characters, including spaces.
The character limits include the cover, table of contents, summary, bibliography, figures and other illustrations, but exclude any appendices.
The master thesis must include a summary. The summary can either be written in English or Danish.
The summary is included in the overall assessment.
Before submitting a master thesis written by a group, that have chosen an assessment solely based on the written product, each member of the group must clearly indicate which part(s) of the thesis they are responsible for.
All group members are responsible for the introduction, conclusion and summary.
The oral exam is individual for students that have written the thesis alone, or students that have requested an individual exam. All other oral master thesis exams are conducted as group exams.
Time allowed for exam including time used for assessment for:
1 student: 30 minutes.
2 students: 60 minutes.
3 students: 75 minutes.
4 students: 90 minutes.
There will be an individual assessment of each student’s performance.
The assessment is an overall assessment of the master thesis and, where relevant, the oral performance.
Writing and spelling skills in the thesis are part of the assessment.
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: All.
Assessment: 7-point grading scale.
Moderation: External examiner.
|Form of Re-examination||
Samme som ordinær eksamen / same form as ordinary exam
|Type of examination in special cases||
|Examination and assessment criteria||
It will be assessed to which degree the student demonstrates:
The assessment of the project report will be based on the extend to which it:
The oral performance is assessed to which degree the student demonstrates: