Master Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The Master Thesis module comprises preparation of a Master Thesis on a subject, which the student is free to select from within the disciplinary framework of the programme. The topic of the Master Thesis must be approved by the Master Thesis Committee. The topic is submitted to the final phase of placement and supervisor in three stages. Preliminary topic and problem formulation, synopsis/exposé and connection to supervisors. These include argumentation for the relevance of the topic and for the theoretical and methodological points of departure, a preliminary bibliography. The module includes extensive individual contact a number of seminars. Additionally, students will be offered expert thesis supervision in relation with their problem oriented thesis work. The Master Thesis gives the student the possibility

  1. To deal with a topic from a sub-area of the course and to acquire special knowledge and
  2. To create and present a scientifically established study. Thereby the student can prove her/his ability concerning articulating research aim, definition of problems, choice of methods and methodological performance.

An additional aim may be to publish a summary of the master thesis as story in an expert publication (e.g. magazine,journal, conference catalogue or anthology) in order to make known the acquired knowledge to a wide audience. This should be undertaken in agreement together with the supervisor. The Master Thesis is an extensive written work and serves to acquire knowledge in the special field by generating new content and knowledge.

Learning objectives


  • Comprehend the theories, methods, and technologies pertaining to the chosen Master Thesis topic, aligning with the highest international standards.
  • Understand research ethics and discern the implications and societal contexts of the research undertaken in the media art and media culture fields.
  • Recognize the historical, institutional, and theoretical underpinnings related to the selected subject, ensuring depth and breadth in the area of study.


  • Apply advanced research methods, theories, and technologies relevant to the Master Thesis topic, showcasing the ability to generate new content and knowledge.
  • Exhibit proficiency in constructing a comprehensive overview of existing knowledge pertinent to the thesis topic, integrating both traditional and emerging methodologies.
  • Articulate research aims, define problem statements, and select appropriate methods for methodological performance, demonstrating depth in critical reflection.


  • Engage in critical reflection on the disciplinary area related to the chosen thesis topic, substantiating academic choices and priorities with sound reasoning.
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently navigate the research process, from topic selection to articulating findings, ensuring alignment with the disciplinary framework of the programme.
  • Structure and communicate the research findings effectively to a specialized academic audience, considering the potential for wider dissemination through expert publications.
  • Collaborate with the academic supervisor to refine the research direction and explore opportunities for publication, ensuring the relevance and significance of the research to a broader audience.



Name of examMaster Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
The text-part of the thesis should be 160.000 - 300.000 characters (including spaces, approx. 80- 110 pages, 12
pt. 1,5 paragraph spacing).
The module is completed on the 4th semester by passing the following examination: Writing and defending the
Master Thesis in an oral exam. The defence is held before and evaluated by a Master Thesis Examination
Committee, as specified by the rules of each Partner University. The written Master Thesis is evaluated by the
supervisor/s. Each student submits the Master Thesis topic for discussion, approval, and placement the Master
Thesis Committee. Once the student is placed for the Master Thesis, the examination rules of that Partner
University. Each Partner University requires at least one supervisor of the student’s Master Thesis, one external
reviewer and a commission of at least 2 academics for the exam/defense of the final Master Thesis.
Permitted aids
With certain aids:
- Written report
- Students notes
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 titleMaster Thesis
Module codeKAMAC202416
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureOther location
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Arts in Media Arts Cultures
Study BoardStudy Board of Art, Health and Technology
DepartmentDepartment of Communication and Psychology
FacultyFaculty of Social Sciences and Humanities