The Master’s thesis is based on a subject that the student is free to select as long as they are relatable to the central disciplinary areas of the programme.
The Master’s thesis topic must be approved by the study board. Students must submit a structured thesis contract outlining and justifying a preliminary problem formulation as well theoretical framing and methodological points of departure. The contract also presents a commitment to the submission deadline as set by the study board.
Students who have chosen the specialisation in Global Tourism Development or Arctic Studies must write their thesis within this area and obtain approval from the study board as well as the specialisation responsible.
Type of instruction is described in § 17 in the curriculum.
|Name of exam||Master's Thesis|
|Type of exam|
Master's thesis/final projectAn external oral examination in: Master’s Thesis (Kandidatspeciale). The examination will be conducted on the basis of a Master’s thesis prepared by one or a number of students.
The Master’s thesis must be no shorter than 35 pages, and must not exceed 70 pages per student in a group, or 80 pages if the thesis is prepared by one student.
An abstract in English of a minimum of one page and a maximum of two pages must be prepared.
Normal duration of examination: 45 minutes.
All written and all electronic aids
|Assessment||7-point grading scale|
|Type of grading||External examination|
|Criteria of assessment||The criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Location of the lecture||Campus Aalborg, Campus Copenhagen|
|Responsible for the module|
|Study Board||Study Board for Cross-Cultural Studies|
|Department||Department of Culture and Learning|
|Faculty||Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities|