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Master Thesis (45 ECTS)
|Master programme in||
|Type of activity||
Experimental Master Thesis
|REGISTRATION AND STUDY ADMINISTRATIVE|
|Number of participants||
|Responsible for the activity||
Anders Malmendal (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Head of study||
Anders Malmendal (email@example.com)
INM Registration & Exams (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The master thesis is an interdisciplinary thesis based on the academic/professional intersection between the programme’s subjects. The student can thus choose to prepare an interdisciplinary Master thesis that covers the entire programme. The exemplary nature of the master thesis ensures that the students acquire knowledge, skills and competences that they can use in a wider context than the master thesis itself. The students are free to choose the contents of the master thesis within the framework of the study regulation and its objectives. The ability to critically assess the quality of their own efforts and their own knowledge base in relation to a given research question is an important objective of the participatory and problem-oriented thesis work. The process is supported by one or more academic supervisors. The supervisor(s) help to ensure that the thesis work meets the requirements of the study regulation.
In the thesis report, the student must document knowledge and skills in using scientific theories and methods while working with a limited, academic and relevant research question. The student must document skills in analysing, categorising, discussing, arguing, evaluating and reflecting on a scientific basis as well as being able to choose and relate critically to sources, literature, theory and methods used in the master’s thesis. The master thesis must demonstrate the students’ proficiency in communicating about an academic study to colleagues and to demonstrate competences in initiating, managing and completing a long-term academic study and writing process.
|Detailed description of content||
The exemplary nature of the master’s thesis ensures that the students acquire knowledge, skills and competences that they can use in a wider context than the master’s thesis itself. The students are free to choose the contents of the master’s thesis within the framework of the study regulation and its objectives. The ability to critically assess the quality of their own efforts and their own knowledge base in relation to a given research question is an important objective of the participatory and problem-oriented thesis work.
|Course material and Reading list||
Students themselves select relevant literature for their project work.
|Overall plan and expected work effort||
Master Thesis 45 ECTS / 1215 hours
|Evaluation and feedback||
All master thesis’ processes will include ongoing dialogue-based (oral) evaluation between the students and the supervisor. Both students and supervisors are expected to provide constructive feedback and viewpoints during the process. Feedback concerning the academic content and progression, process and collaboration. When the master thesis is handed in, there will also be an evaluation through a questionnaire in SurveyXact concerning the master thesis process and the master program in general. The Study Board will handle all evaluations. Furthermore, students can, in accordance with RUCs ‘feel free to state your views’ strategy through their representatives at the study board, send evaluations, comments or insights form their project process to the study board during or after the master thesis process.
The student must attend the preparatory thesis seminar. Information available on study and moodle.
|Overall learning outcomes||
|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: 48,000-180,000 characters, including spaces.
For 2 students: 48,000-180,000 characters, including spaces.
For 3 students: 48,000-192,000 characters, including spaces.
For 4 students: 48,000-192,000 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 with a weighting of 5 percent.
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: 45 minutes.
2 students: 90 minutes.
3 students: 110 minutes.
4 students: 130 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 and will count for 15 percent.
Permitted support and preparation materials at the oral exam: Outline on maximum one A4 size-page and presentation material.
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||
The project is evaluated on the basis of the students ability
The assessment of the oral exam is based on the student’s ability to