The Master’s thesis module comprises preparation of a Master’s thesis on a subject which the student is free to select from within the disciplinary framework of the programme. The thesis may be written as either a theoretically, methodologically or analytically oriented thesis, or it may be oriented towards practical and constructive ICT solutions on the basis of theory and method.
The topic of the Master’s thesis must be approved by the Study Board. The topic must be presented to the Study Board in the shape of a synopsis comprising a preliminary problem formulation, argumentation for the relevance of the topic and for the theoretical and methodological points of departure, a preliminary bibliography and time schedule, including a submission deadline.
The module includes a number of thesis seminars. Additionally, students will be offered expert thesis supervision in relation with their problem oriented thesis work.
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire knowledge of:
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire skills in:
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire competences in:
|Name of exam||Master’s Thesis|
|Type of exam|
Oral exam based on a projectThe examination will be conducted as a conversation between the student(s) and the examiner and external examiner on the basis of a Master’s thesis prepared by one or a number of students.
The Master’s thesis will be considered the shared responsibility of the group. The Master’s thesis and the conversation must demonstrate that each student fulfils the objectives for the module stated above as regards knowledge, skills and competences.
The Master’s thesis, including a one-two page summary in a foreign language (see below), forms the basis of the examination and assessment, and a combined grade will be awarded for the Master’s thesis and the oral performance.
Summary: A summary of no less than one page and no more than two pages in Danish or English must be included.
Literature foundation: 3000 standard pages supervisor approved, self-selected literature related to the Master Thesis.
Total number of pages: The Master’s thesis must comprise no less than 35 pages, and must not exceed 70 pages per student, or 80 pages if prepared individually.
Normal duration of examination: 45 minutes; if two students, 75 minutes; and if three students, 100 minutes
All written and all electronic aids
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The examination must substantiate that each student fulfils the
objectives for the module.
In the evaluation of the examination performance, the grade 12 will only be awarded to students who give an excellent performance and demonstrate that they have fulfilled the objectives for the subject exhaustively or with only few insignificant omissions.
|Danish title||Master’s Thesis|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|