Master's Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Pass in all prior modules.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Students who complete this module can:

Learning objectives


  • explain anthropological study design and analysis
  • identify and reproduce theories of either responsible technological innovation and production or technological expert cultures
  • identify and explain the link between technology and its normative assumptions and implications
  • identify interdisciplinary scientific problems in the intersection between technology and culture


  • conduct an anthropological study and analysis on the relationship between technology and its underpinning social, cultural, organisational, institutional and ethical assumptions and implications, and critically evaluate these connections
  • connect technological insight and anthropological study design and analysis, and on an interdisciplinary basis design new, responsible and innovative solutions
  • translate and implement solutions to concrete actions
  • communicate the results of their own anthropological research and analysis to experts, political, administrative and economic stakeholders and to the general public


  • handle ethical dilemmas within the techno-anthropological field
  • manage work and development situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new analysis and solutions
  • independently initiate and lead interdisciplinary collaboration and assume professional responsibility
  • independently take responsibility for, and regularly demonstrate, their own professional and interdisciplinary development and specialisation.

Type of instruction

The module will be implemented as problem-based and project-oriented work within the module's overall framework. The project work is supported by one or more supervisors.



Name of examMaster's Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre described in the Framework Provisions.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBITANK12401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Planning
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design