Master’s Thesis

2018/2019

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

All previous modules

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

During the Master’s thesis the student will carry out a Techno-Anthropological research project following good academic and professional practice that directly or in-directly contributes to the development of robust and socially responsible solutions to societal challenges.

Students who complete the module can:

Learning objectives

Knowledge

  • explain and justify the design of the project
  • explain the socio-technical theories that constitutes the projects’ theoretical resources
  • explain and justify the project’s empirical methods, e.g. qualitative, interactional, interventional or ethnographic methods
  • explain central technical or scientific processes within the chosen theme or field, e.g. key processes of scientific and technological development, research strategies, innovations, institutional framework, industrial dynamics, political regulation and knowledge controversies
  • explain central elements from the technical literature relevant to the addressed theme or field.

Skills

  • conduct a project that demonstrates competent application of interactive, interventional, experimental, analytical or ethnographic methods.
  • conduct a project that contributes to the development of robust and socially responsible solutions to societal challenges, e.g. by supporting transformation of technical possibilities, by facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, or by generating new knowledge about complex social, societal or ethical implications of technologies
  • identify and present the projects’ premises, analytical strategy, results and possible implications.

Competences

  • initiate and lead interdisciplinary collaboration and assume professional responsibility
  • evaluate and account for the interdisciplinary aspects of analyses that have been conducted and solutions that were proposed
  • make general conclusions on the basis of the work produced and in response to thematic and theoretical literature

Exam

Exams

Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
ECTS30
Permitted aids
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentAre stated in the Joint Programme Regulations

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeTBITANK16401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS30
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudyboard for Techno-Anthropology, Sustainable Design and Integrated Food studies
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design