Master’s Thesis


Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

The module builds upon knowledge acquired during 1st–3rd semester.

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.


Learning objectives


  • explain and justify the design of the project
  • explain the socio-technical theories that constitute the project's theoretical resources
  • explain and justify the project’s empirical methods, e.g. qualitative, interactional, interventional, ethnographic or literature review methods
  • explain central technical processes and artifacts within the chosen theme or field
  • explain central elements from the technical literature relevant to the addressed theme or field


  • conduct a project that demonstrates competent application of interactive, interventional, experimental, analytical, ethnographic and/or literature review methods
  • conduct a project that contributes to the development of robust and socially responsible solutions to societal challenges
  • identify and present the project’s premises, analytical strategy, results and possible implications


  • 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
  • assess the relevance of the project’s results for future employment

Type of instruction

Project work, supervisor feedback, seminars, reflection. 



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aids
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 codeTBTANK20401
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen
Responsible for the module


Study BoardStudy Board of Techno-Anthropology and Sustainable Design
DepartmentDepartment of Sustainability and Planning
FacultyThe Technical Faculty of IT and Design