The Master Thesis module comprises preparation of a Master Thesis on a subject, which the student is free to select from within the disciplinary framework of the programme.
The topic of the Master Thesis must be approved by the Master Thesis Committee. The topic is submitted to the final phase of placement and supervisor in three stages. Preliminary topic and problem formulation, synopsis/exposé and connection to supervisors. These include argumentation for the relevance of the topic and for the theoretical and methodological points of departure, a preliminary bibliography.
The module includes extensive individual contact a number of seminars. Additionally, students will be offered expert thesis supervision in relation with their problem oriented thesis work.
The Master Thesis gives the student the possibility
An additional aim may be to publish a summary of the master thesis as story in an expert publication (e.g. magazine, journal, conference catalogue or anthology) in order to make known the acquired knowledge to a wide audience. This should be undertaken in agreement together with the supervisor.
The Master Thesis is an extensive written work and serves to acquire knowledge in the special field by generating new content and knowledge.
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire knowledge
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire skills
In the Master’s thesis module, the student will acquire competencies
|Name of exam||Master Thesis|
|Type of exam|
Master's thesis/final projectThe text-part of the thesis should be 160.000 - 300.000 characters (including spaces, approx. 80- 110 pages, 12 pt. 1,5 paragraph spacing).
The module is completed on the 4th semester by passing the following examination: Writing and defending the Master Thesis in an oral exam. The defence is held before and evaluated by a Master Thesis Examination Committee, as specified by the rules of each Partner University. The written Master Thesis is evaluated by the supervisor/s. Each student submits the Master Thesis topic for discussion, approval, and placement the Master Thesis Committee. Once the student is placed for the Master Thesis, the examination rules of that Partner University. Each Partner University requires at least one supervisor of the student’s Master Thesis, one external reviewer and a commission of at least 2 academics for the exam/defense of the final Master Thesis.
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||Please find further descriptions in the AAU Examination Regulations (appendix 2).|
This module is offered only as a part of the ERASMUS MUNDUS Master of Excellence: Media Arts Cultures
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Other location|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board of Communication and Digital Media|
|Department||Department of Communication and Psychology|
|Faculty||The Faculty of Humanities|