75 ECTS credits from the Master’s programme must be completed, including PED519 and PED424
Upon completion, the students shall
Have insight into pedagogics relevant to social science
Have developed a problem-oriented, methodical and theoretical approach to research
Be able to carry out R&D work within a specific field
Be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently with professional problems related to practice or R&D
Have the ability to work independently with professional problems and convey contents and results from the R&D project to others
The master’s thesis is an independent R&D work, carried out in collaboration with an assigned supervisor. The thesis is normally individual. Two students may apply to co-write if backed by weighty scientific reasons. The department will assist in formulating problems for the thesis. Supervisors will be assigned based on the project description.
Individual work under supervision, seminars (for drafts and for thesis-writing). Supervision is an important part of the work with the thesis and will be given individually and in groups, approximately 10 hours. Each student gets an assigned main supervisor. The supervisor and the programme coordinator shall approve the problem and the project description.
The thesis can be related to ongoing R&D-work at the department. Themes from other fields can be approved, conditional available qualified supervisors. The scope of the thesis is 60 to 90 pages excluding attachments (for groups of two students, 90 to 140 pages).
The workload is estimated at 800 hours.
The supervisor and the programme coordinator shall approve the problem and the project description.
Assessment methods and criteria
Master’s thesis and an oral examination that may adjust the assessment. The thesis will be graded first. The final grade will be given after the oral examination. Where two students co-write, they must attach an account of how the work has proceeded, and of each student’s contribution towards the final thesis. Individual grades will be given after the individual oral examination has been completed.
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.