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AVH5080: Thesis for Master in History of Religions:

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Person responsible for the course:Victor Ghica (
Credit points (ECTS):60
Start of studies:Autumn and spring
Study programme:Master's degree (2 years) - History of Religions
Department:Department of Theology and History

General information

This is a compulsory core course in the degree programme Master in History of Religion. The thesis is an independent research project from a limited part of the programme. The work with the thesis is meant to strengthen the student's professional competence and educate for positions within research. This course will be offered from autumn 2017.
As a main rule, 30 ECTS at the master level, and the course in methodology, must be completed before students can register for AVH5080.

Course requirements

To be qualified for final assessment, the student must:
  • Have a valid contract with a supervisor, in which the supervisor has endorsed the subject for the master's thesis. The subject for the thesis is to be chosen by the student in co-operation with the supervisor. The supervisor's endorsement is to ensure that the subject lies within the field of the programme and to ensure its suitableness for a master's thesis. There is to be a written contract between the supervisor and the student, in which the supervisor endorses the subject for the master`s thesis. The contract is to be handed in to the Student reception, usually as part of MET5310.
  • Give formally information about the expected time for handing in the thesis. For information about deadlines and registration of your submission deadline, see the exam pages, subcategory Master's thesis.
  • Agree to an academic integrity commitment statement during final submission, confirming that the thesis is self-produced.
To gain credits for the course the student must have fulfilled all the requirements within the given deadlines. When course requirements are not fulfilled this will count as one examination attempt, unless you withdraw within the set deadline (1 May/ 1 November).

Final assessment

The final assessment is based on the master's thesis (30.000-45.000 words). The thesis is assessed with grades A-F.
Information about submission deadlines, the submission procedure and the specified requirements for structure, layout and references, is available at the exam pages, subcategory Master's thesis. The Master's thesis must fulfill the specified requirements to be accepted.
The examination results will be announced within 3-6 weeks after the submission deadline.

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