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SOD8 Preparations for the master’s thesis

Full course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Preparations for the master’s thesis
Course code: 
Level of study: 
Executive Master
Teaching semester: 
2024 Autumn
Assessment semester: 
2024 Autumn
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Person in charge
Andreas Wettre
Birger Sevaldson
Tobias Luthe
Course content

This module will review the requirements that apply to both the master’s thesis and academic texts, including academic accounts, source criticism, discussions and the expected structure of the master’s thesis as an academic text. The students will work on a topic through specific examples and an outline to produce a project description for their master’s thesis. The module includes lectures on individual topics that have not been sufficiently elucidated, such as ‘Industry as Laboratory’.

Learning outcome
  • Ability to program, structure and start work on an academic thesis
  • Completion of project description for the master’s thesis
Working and learning activities

The module is comprised of two seminars and literature studies. Through the module, the students work on developing a topic, case and structure for the master’s thesis to culminate in a project description. They will receive supervision and engage in discussions with fellow students.

  • Seminar I: Lectures, presentations and discussions
  • Seminar II: Lectures, presentations and discussions

Report (pass/fail)


An updated reading list will be provided at a later date.

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ReportIndividualPass / fail
Form of assessment:Report
Grading scale:Pass / fail