Master’s Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Learning objectives


  • Design a scientific study to address the identified medical problem
  • Formulate and test a scientific hypothesis
  • Select methods to address the medical problem and argue for the choice
  • Compose and critically evaluate a timeline of the project
  • Use digital tools to illustrate and/or present data in a condensed form
  • Present the project written and orally
  • Adaptability when encountering problems within research-based project work that require new solutions


  • Independently plan and design, on the basis of a well-documented problem, a scientific study using relevant scientific methods
  • ​Explain the four main phases of a project process: Project start-up, project planning, project planning implementation, and project completion
  • Critically evaluate existing studies relevant to the identified scientific problem
  • Criticize the design of the scientific study and discuss potential pitfalls and improvements
  • Be critical of own findings and discuss own results
  • Reflect on the process of own learning in relation to the realisation of the project
  • Reflect on own need for development and suggest steps to facilitate this development

Type of instruction

  • According to the framework provisions, students can design their own individual semester by choosing a 60 ECTS master project. Students can choose to go abroad or perform the project work in a public or private company.
    Regardless, students must choose an internal supervisor for their projects



Name of examMaster’s Thesis
Type of exam
Master's thesis/final project
Permitted aidsPlease refer to the semester description.
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingExternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Please consult the Moodle page for your semester and contact the semester coordinator if you have academic questions, or the study secretary if you have administrative questions.

All other enquiries may be directed to Helene Nørgaard, secretary of the Study Board.

Facts about the module

Danish titleKandidatspeciale
Module codeMEDMS24K4_1
Module typeProject
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Medicine with Industrial Specialisation
Study BoardStudy Board of Medicine
DepartmentDepartment of Clinical Medicine
FacultyThe Faculty of Medicine