Master's Thesis


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

During the Extended Master's Thesis the student will carry out a Techno-Anthropological research project following good academic and professional practice that directly or indirectly contributes to the development of robust and socially responsible technological solutions to societal challenges. The extended thesis should also contribute substantially to the research area. This module is anchored in the Research group of Techno-Anthropology and Participation, Department of Planning.

Learning objectives


  • explain and justify the design of the project
  • explain the socio-technical theories that constitutes 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
  • explain how the project contributes substantially to the research area 


  • conduct a project that demonstrates competent and expansive 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 technological solutions to societal challenges
  • identify and present the project's premises, analytical strategy, results and possible implications
  • conduct a project that contributes substantially to the research area


  • 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
  • reflect on the consequences of technological change and development, in for instance digital advancements
  • reflect on how the project contributes substantially to the research area
  • assess the relevance of the project's results for future employment

Type of instruction

Project module. Please refer to §17 of the curriculum about the structure and content of the programme.

Extent and expected workload

  • 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
Oral exam based on a project.
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 codeTBTANK22402
Module typeProject
Duration2 semesters
Language of instructionEnglish
Location of the lectureCampus Copenhagen, Campus Aalborg
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