Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • have:
    • expert understanding within one or a few selected elements of a central mathematics-economics subject area based on high level research, or
    • a broader insight into a central mathematical-economics subject area with respect to theories and methods and their interrelationships

• must be able to understand and on a scientific basis reflect upon the knowledge of the mathematical-economics subject area and be able to identify scientific problems


• must be able to identify, formulate and analyse a scientific problem independently, systematically and critically

• must be able to relate the problem to the mathematical-economics subject area, including explaining the choices that have been made in connection to the delimitation of the problem

• must be able to independently make and justify the choice of mathematical-economics theories and methods

• must be able to independently and critically evaluate the chosen theories and methods as well as the analyses, results and conclusions in the project, both during and at the end of the project period

• must be able to evaluate and choose between the scientific theories, methods, tools, and general skills within the mathematical-economics subject area


• must be able to control work and development situations which are complex, unpredictable and require new mathematical-economics models or methods for solution

• must be able to initiate and complete mathematically and economically oriented collaborations, and if relevant also other interdisciplinary collaborations, as well as assume professional responsibility

• must be able to independently assume responsibility for own professional development and specialisation

Type of instruction

Projekt work including PBL elements.

Extent and expected workload

This is a 60 ECTS project module and the work load is expected to be 1800 hours for the student.

The master thesis can be conducted as a long master thesis. If choosing to do a long master thesis, it has to include experimental work and has to be approved by the study board. The amount of experimental work must reflect the allotted ECTS.



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aidsDer henvises til den pågældende semesterbeskrivelse/modulbeskrivelse"
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 codeK-MØK3-PRO60
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionDanish and English
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Mathematics-Economics
Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science