The student must prepare a Master’s thesis on a subject which the student is free to select from within the framework of the selected profile or to select their subject from within the framework of the entire programme. The thesis subject, which must include an international and/or intercultural dimension, must be approved by the study board.
The subject must be presented to the study board in the shape of a synopsis comprising substantiation of the relevance of the subject and of the theoretical and methodological points of departure, a description of the main structure and disposition considered.
Students who have chosen the specialisation in Arctic Studies must write their thesis within this area.
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, combined oral and written examination in: Master’s Thesis. The examination will be conducted as a dialogue between the student, the examiner and the external examiner on the basis of a Master’s thesis prepared by one or a number of students.
The thesis must be no shorter than 35 pages, and must not exceed 70 pages per student, or 80 pages if the thesis is prepared by one student. The thesis must include an international or intercultural dimension.
An abstract in English of a minimum of one page and a maximum of two pages must be prepared (the pages of this abstract are not included in the overall minimum and maximum page numbers stipulated for the Master’s thesis).
Duration of examination: 45 minutes per student, including 10 minutes for voting and announcement of the result.
Re-examinations will be held according to the rules in force on group examinations as stipulated in the Examination Order.
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|
|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|