Master’s Thesis


Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module adds to the knowledge obtained in the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd semester.

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

In the Master’s thesis the student has to demonstrate the acquisition of competences, skills and knowledge that allow him/her to master the profession of service design. The student will work on a theme chosen together with the supervisor and possibly an external company or organisation.

Learning objectives


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must have knowledge about the possibilities to apply appropriate methodological approaches to specific study areas
  • Must have knowledge about design theories and methods that focus on the design of advanced and complex product-service systems


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to work independently, to identify major problem areas (analysis) and adequately address problems and opportunities (synthesis)
  • Must demonstrate the capability of analysing, designing and representing innovative solutions
  • Must demonstrate the ability to evaluate and address (synthesis) major organisational and business issues emerging in the design of a product-service system


Students who complete the module will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Must be able to master design and development work in situations that are complex, unpredictable and require new solutions (synthesis)
  • Must be able to independently initiate and implement discipline-specific and interdisciplinary cooperation and assume professional responsibility (synthesis)
  • Must have the capability to independently take responsibility for own professional development and specialisation (synthesis)

Type of instruction

See general description of the types of instruction described in the introduction to chapter 3.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Oral exam based on a project
Oral (based on the project report, a presentation, discussion as well as e.g. video, prototypes and discussion) or written (a project/process report) examination with external censor. The assessment is performed in accordance with the 7-point scale.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
See semester description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeMSNSSDM4171
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Media Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture, Design and Media Technology
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design