Extended Master's Thesis in Environmental Science


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


Students who have passed the module should be able to

  • Explain the scientific basis and scientific issues in environmental science
  • Explain the highest international research within the thesis subject area


  • Master the scientific methods and general skills related to the thesis subject area
  • Write a project report following the standards of the field of study, use the correct terminology and document extensive use of relevant and original scientific literature, and communicate and discuss the project's research-based foundation,  problem and results in writing, graphically and verbally in a coherent way
  • Critically assess and select relevant original scientific literature and current scientific methods, models and other tools used in the project and asses and discuss the problem of the project and results in relevant scientific contexts and social conditions
  • Evaluate the potential of the project for further development, assessing and incorporating relevant economic, ethical, environmental and other socially relevant factors


  • Participate in and independently implement technological and scientific development and research, develop and implement experimental work and solve complex tasks using scientific methods
  • Handle the planning, implementation and management of complex and unpredictable research and/or developmental tasks and take professional responsibility to implement independent academic assignments and interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialization

Type of instruction

  • Project work
  • A long Master’s thesis of more than 30 ECTS must include work of experimental nature to an extend that corresponds to the thesis ECTS load

Extent and expected workload

1800 hours



Name of examExtended Master's Thesis in Environmental Science
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAs stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleLangt kandidatspeciale i miljøvidenskab
Module codeK-BIO-K3-54
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
SemesterAutumn and Spring
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module
Time allocation for external examinersD


Study BoardStudy Board of Biotechnology, Chemistry and Environmental Engineering
DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry and Bioscience
FacultyFaculty of Engineering and Science