Norwegian or English, according to the contract between student and supervisor.
Completion of IS-404, and at least 80 ECTS of the Master programme.
The Master's thesis provides an opportunity to work in-depth with a specific subject area while carrying out a project for a public or private organisation. Students will gain insight into applying theoretical knowledge and scientific methods to a specific problem.
The thesis constitutes 30 credits and represents the full workload of one semester. There exists guidelines for the thesis about its breadth, content, process and procedures, supervision, literature, form, delivery, evaluation, intellectual rights and publicity requirements etc. A copy of these thesis guidelines is available in Canvas, or can be requested from the faculty.
On successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:
understand the scientific and methodological research process in the field of informations systems and its role in knowledge creation
do a literature review of a given research field
independently plan for a small scale research project
choose appropriate research methods for a given research problem in the field of information systems, and discuss pros and cons of varying research methods
use the research methods and tools practices during the thesis process indepentently attend a PhD programme in information systems (providing required grades)
There is no ordinary teaching. Students will get master thesis guidance as per agreement, either individually or in pairs.
Presentation (brief lecture) concerning the work and findings in the master thesis must be approved.
Assessment methods and criteria
The master thesis constitutes 100% of the final grade. A-F grades with E as the lowest passing grade.
The thesis will be evaluated by the supervisor and an external sensor. The master thesis is marked within 6 weeks from the delivery.
The study programme manager, in consultation with the student representative, decides the method of evaluation and whether the courses will have a midterm- or end of term evaluation, see also the Quality System, section 4.1. Information about evaluation method for the course will be posted on Canvas.